Reading Of Your Rights When Arrested

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Unsureme | 14:46 Mon 28th Mar 2016 | Law
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Does anyone know when the wording of this changed,I seem to remember it was much simpler wording years ago.? Any help appreciated.


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14:47 Mon 28th Mar 2016
You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention, when questioned, something which you rely on in court. Anything you do say can be given in evidence.
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Thank you both,especially hc4361,I couldn't find anything on Google or Wiki.
I would have guessed at 1997 so I'm glad I checked.

I do think the Independent headline is wrong and should read:
New police caution GAINS 23 words and LOSES in clarity

If I remember right, it changed twice. A revised version was deemed too difficult to comprehend, and it was changed again soon after.
I vaguely remember that, Postdog
"you do not have to say anything, anything you do say will be taken down"...Knickers! Which comedian said that.
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