Permission to Bug a Criminal in England?
April 6, 2011 10:08 AM Subscribe
Under British law, what sort of evidence would police need to already have in order for them to get a court to grant them permission to plant a bug?
I'm doing research for a writing project that deals with organized crime in England. I need to know the amount/type of evidence police would need to have against a suspected gang criminal in order for a court to agree that planting a listening device on the property of that criminal would be both lawful and useful to the investigation.
Does anybody have any insights?