References were made to Andy Hayman Assistant Commissioner of Special Operations for the Metropolitan Police's letter. This letter starts off by claiming that the need for a much longer period of detention without charge is because of the pressure which the Police and other authorities seem to be under to intervene in suspected terrorist conspiracies at an earlier stage than they would have done in the past. He then claims that it is not a question of resources, but due to the sequential nature of theinvestigative procedures.
Andy Hayman then goes on to cite so called examples, where the bottlenecks are in fact a resource issue - e.g. not enough translators, not enough computer forensic staff, incredibly only one Custody Sergeant at Paddington Green Police staion etc.
How, may one ask do the Police prosecute other international conspiracy cases e.g. drug smuggling or people trafficking gangs, which also involve multiple simultaneous raids on houses and premises ? How do they prosecute football hooligan gangs, which also need CCTV evidence, mobile phone an dcomputer forensics an deven propmotional or training videos to be viewed ?
Or is the plan to hold all these sorts of criminals without charge as well ?