There are more than 3,000 people in England and Wales who have remained on police bail for more than 6 months, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The BBC report:

More than 57,000 people are on police bail in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

In one case a person arrested three-and-a-half years ago remains on bail.

The Law Society told BBC Radio 5 live it wanted a review of police bail practices and said there should be a statutory time limit on police bail.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.