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citizen's arrest

an apprehending of a person by a member of the public. It is assumed in the UK that a private citizen (including a police constable) may arrest another without warrant if the citizen has witnessed the commission of a serious crime. Any force used must be reasonable (or in certain limited circumstances where there has been no unlawful conduct but there is a real threat of a breach of the peace interfering with the rights of another that would involve unreasonable violence).
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Newscasters and public alike need to arrest these people with a citizens arrest and wait for the police to take over.
Since leaving Number 10 in 2007, Blair, who was in Hong Kong representing his Tony Blair Faith Foundation, has faced a growing number of attempted citizens arrests and public protests.
US citizens arrested on suspicion of trying to take 33 children out of Haiti are due before a judge shortly.
HAIDERABAD TOWN, January 17, 2010 (Frontier Star): The five US citizens arrested from Sargodha would be presented before anti-terror court today (Monday) after completion of fourteen days remand.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian judiciary official announced on Monday that three American citizens arrested in July near the country's border with Iraq for illegal entry to Iranian territory have been charged with espionage.
Or should "citizens arrests" be legalised, when registration numbers of the offenders are noted, together with the time, and reported for the police to investigate?
Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Saad Maan said in a statement: "The 12th police emergency regiment of the Nineveh Police Command and based on warrants of arrest and cooperation of citizens arrested (five) members of Daesh terrorists, one of whom was working in the so-called (security) during the period of Daesh control on the city of Mosul and the other confessed that he is smuggling Daesh militants from Syria to Iraq.
Prosecutors in Indonesia have requested death sentences for eight Taiwanese citizens arrested in the biggest amphetamine haul in the country's history, reports said Thursday.
Many of the British citizens arrested were due to appear in court in Albufeira, where they potentially face charges of illegal gambling.
HAIDERABAD TOWN, January 17, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The five US citizens arrested from Sargodha would be presented before anti-terror court today (Monday) after completion of fourteen days remand.

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