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Advisory for anyone who may make a citizens arrest.


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"A man who followed a swerving driver to her home and filmed her admitting she was drunk, was told by police they were too busy to investigate.

Dale Bond, from Castle Cary, called police who told him to stay with the woman and take her car keys off her.

But after he had waited for two hours police called to say officers were too busy to attend and he should go home.

Avon and Somerset Police have apologised and said they will carry out a review into their response."

The important learning point here is for good citizens. If a good citizen intervenes in a crime taking place, they may not get help from the police as they would expect. I would suggest that the risk of having to wait or a response not coming at all makes citizens arrests increasingly risky.

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