New developments in the police v photographers debate.
"According to a statement by Sussex Police: "Under Section 19 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act , an officer policing the event seized a video tape from a member of the public. Section 23 of the Act states that this can take place in 'any place', providing the officer is lawfully there and has reasonable grounds to believe it provides evidence of a criminal offence.
"The officer reasonably believed the tape contained evidence of a protester being assaulted by someone taking part in the march. It has been seized temporarily to ensure that evidence cannot be inadvertently lost or altered and will be returned, intact, to the owner as soon as possible."
This is an interesting development legally and not one that has been heard of elsewhere in the police."
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