Letter: Forgotten victims of legal bias

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Sir: I am not against the video recording of suspects in police stations (report, 25 February). It is a step in the right direction and prevents police officers intimidating suspects.

However, it would be wrong for the Crown to suggest that a suspect's body movements recorded on video are indicative of guilt. A police station is a very frightening place. If a suspect shuffles on his or her chair when an important question is being asked, it has nothing to do with guilt and probably has more to do with the suspect wanting to go to the toilet.


London N4

(The author is solicitor to the three men released from prison in the Bridgewater case)