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Media Student gets his seized tape back

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Friday 2 December 2011

Good news! It has been returned to him.

On 21st November, a police officer had seized a video tape from media student Lewis Stainer while he was covering events around the occupation camp in Market Square.  The police claimed they could seize it under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 [section 19] since it contained 'evidence' of crime.

 

Student photographer hassled by Notts Police

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On Monday 21st November, Lewis Stainer, a student photographer covering the occupation in Market Square, witnessed the arrest of someone from the camp. He attempted to video the arrest and was promptly intimidated into handing over the video tape. After pressure from the National Union of Journalists and extensive publicity Notts Police agreed to hand back the video footage.

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Notts TUC: Campaign against BBC cuts in Notts

"Presenters from BBC TV and radio have joined a campaign to stop cuts local BBC services. They'll be speaking out at a public meeting later this month, which is designed to highlight the effects of the budget savings being proposed by BBC bosses...

"[A] meeting takes place at the New Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham on Wednesday 30th November at 7pm. People can also follow the camp…

Nottinghamshire Police Media Guidelines

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Years after their issue to all serving police officers in Nottinghamshire, I am still finding that most officers don't know of their provison or of the nature of agreements already made with police management.