Can the police take my photograph?
- The police, like anyone else, can take photographs in a public place.
- The police are not allowed to force you to have your photo taken unless you have been arrested for a recordable offence. As long as you have not been arrested, you can cover your face to prevent your face showing in a photograph
If you are arrested in a kettle
Police may have grounds to arrest those held in a kettle if it is necessary to prevent further breaches of the peace, or if there is reasonable suspicion that a person has committed a criminal offence. Anyone arrested during or after being held in a kettle is strongly advised to get legal advice.
DO NOT answer any questions about the offence from the police until you have spoken to a lawyer from our firm. Call 0808 274 8226 or asked for Hodge Jones & Allen.
Download our ‘Kettling: What Does The Law Say?’ guide here.