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Shocking Misconduct By South Wales Police.

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drugs search

On 11th March, South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru), posted this alarming picture on its Facebook page.

What is the purpose of placing such a sign outside someone’s home?

It can only be to humiliate them.  It also raises serious issues of justice and the law.  It brands the house, indeed the whole street, so the neighbours aren’t going to be happy either.  It also delivers a verdict. What happened until innocent until proven guilty?

For anyone, innocent or guilty, having your home searched is traumatic and it should be done with respect, courtesy and consideration for any children, elderly or sick people who may be upset.  It’s a craven breach of fundamental human rights to privacy and dignity.

It should be a disciplinary matter both for the officers who devised this policy and those who have implemented it.

CLEAR will be submitting a formal complaint.

Written by Peter Reynolds

March 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm

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  1. ALARMING!!! You are assuming of course that the drugs they were looking for were your beloved cannabis and not cocaine or heroin? Does the sign give it away?


    March 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    • No I’m not assuming that at all. Which drugs are being searched for makes no difference. Indeed, if it was an illegal immigrant or an escaped prisoner or stolen goods that were being searched for, my point stands. It’s an appalling misuse of police authority.

      Peter Reynolds

      March 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm

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