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ebeat / MyHub / What happens when you are arrested? MyHub What happens when you are arrested? Prison life What are prisons for? Who are in prisons? Open prison Parole Tagging If you are arrested you will normally be handcuffed and told of your rights: “I am arresting you on suspicion of ………........... You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence."

You will then be taken to a local police station.

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You can be arrested and taken into custody by the police with or without a warrant. If you’re suspected of committing a serious offence like murder, a warrant for your arrest will be issued by the police.

The police can also take you into custody to take fingerprints or if they have 'reasonable grounds' to think you've committed a crime. Every police officer has to stick to a set of rules when arresting someone. This is called the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 (PACE).