• The police should provide a receipt of items seized in a “reasonable” amount of time.
  • Police are allowed to keep items which they have seized for “as long is necessary”, e.g. for a trial.
  • If items can be copied, then this should be used as an alternative. This includes data from computers, hard drives and memory sticks.

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