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Kent Police's Bail decision: Your complaint - CO/915/23

Your complaint - CO/915/23




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Thu, 31 Aug at 12:34


Good Afternoon,

Please find the attached correspondence in relation to your recent complaint submission.

Kind Regards

Complaints Team

Professional Standards Department

Kent Police

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Kent Police Protecting and serving the people of Kent

Professional Standards Department

For the attention of the addressee only

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

3 Hoath Lane,




Via Email:

Date: 31st August 2023

Reference: CO/00915/23

Dear Dr Panigrahi,

We are writing to confirm that your complaint has been received and recorded by the Professional Standards Department under the above reference number.

The Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2020 requires that we provide you with a copy of the record we have made of your complaint. The below wording is a summary of the allegations you have raised:

1. The restrictions on the complainant from conditions of both current bail are both unjust and


The complaint has been reviewed and the Appropriate Authority has made a decision that no further action will take place. The rationale for this decision is as follows:

I have reviewed your complaint. The Independent Office for Police Conduct provide occasions when police can take no further action with a complaint. One such example if when it is considered a more appropriate process exists. In this case there is such a process.

Conditions imposed by a custody officer may be varied by:

The same custody officer or another custody officer serving at the same police station on receipt of a request from the person to whom bail was granted There is no stated procedure for this process, but the police will normally require that a request is in writing. More onerous conditions can be imposed.

The magistrates' court on application by the suspect (s. 47(1E) PACE). The magistrates can confirm the same conditions, impose different conditions, or direct that bail shall be unconditional. It continues to be police bail and the procedure for applying for the variation is set out at: Criminal Procedure Rules, Part 14, bail in the magistrates' court and the Crown Court - specifically Criminal Procedure Rule (Crim.PR.) 14.6.


 16 Edinburgh Square, Kent Police, Sutton Road, Maidstone, ME15 9BZ

This is available in large print on request

I have therefore assessed this complaint as no further action and for the procedure outlined above be adhered in order to address your complaint regarding your bail conditions.

An appeal can be requested online:

By email:

Or in writing to:

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

South Block

Kent Police

Sutton Road


ME15 9BZ.

You have 28 days, starting the day after this letter is dated, to submit an application for review.

Yours sincerely,

Complaints Administration Team

Sent on behalf of:

PSE Spittles

Professional Standards Department

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