LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – Proposed new anti-terror laws in Britain could give police greater powers to stop and question anyone in the UK, a measurer being considered by the Home Secretary, the BBC reports.
The proposal, allowing police to ask people about their identity and movement, is among measures being considered by Home Secretary John Reid.
The new legislation would be similar to that already used in Northern Ireland.
Police are still likely to need a “reasonable suspicion” a crime may be committed. Anyone refusing to co-operate could be fined up to £5,000.