Letter of rights - your rights when you are in a police station: easy read

This letter for people held in police custody in Scotland, sets out their rights in straightforward language. This version was created in April 2023

Your Rights when you are at the Police Station

Lots of people find it hard to understand what is happening at the police station.

If the police want to ask you questions, it is best to tell them if you need support and if you don't understand.

The police will know that people with communication support needs need a bit more time to read and answer questions.


Email: LetterofRights@gov.scot

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