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Released Under Investigation: delays and the case for review

During a police investigation, once a suspect has been identified and interviewed (whether under arrest or not), the police must decide what to do with him or her next. If the police are not yet able to charge the suspect they must release him or her. Typically there will be further enquiries to be made, or the file will be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service for a charging decision. Both of these take time. 

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