A person who is arrested can be given bail before they arrive at a police station. This is called ‘street bail’.
The arresting officer must give the person a ‘bail notice’ which states that they must return to a specified police station, on a specific date and time.1
There is no power to impose conditions on street bail. If the police give ‘street bail’ to a child, they should take into account the child’s welfare and should make telephone contact with the parent or carer as soon as possible after street bail is granted.
- 1. Section 30A(1) and (2) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984