Just watching a police camera action type programme on the telly. When the Police break down a front door to gain entry for a search, if they find nothing and therefore no arrests are made who pays for the damage to the front door and the door frame?
Technically they should adhere to the PACE regulations, not that I can quite be bothered to read them right at this time and I'm civil lit lawyer not a criminal on so not my area of expertise.
I think it also has to do with whether your in the house or not at the time they try to get in. If they knock and your in and you don't answer...... well then you frecking deserve to have your door smashed in. I don't think they have to fix it in those circumstances.
However if your not in and they don't find anything incriminating well then its my hard earned cash that has to pay for the repair bill.
So if i were to need my garden re turfing could i call plod and say there are a number of bodies under my garden. Would they dig it up and replace the damage? And would it be cheeky if i asked them to flag it when they were done
Hah, they wont be laughing when they find I've replaced the stairs with ladders, steel mesh inside all windows, propped and sandbagged the first floor and smashed a mousehole through to next doors cellar as an escape route - and as for the toe popper mines under the doorstep...
Missus wasnt too happy, but she'll be glad of the defences when they come to get us!