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.