ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM ASSIGNMENT 1 Role You are employed as a trainee solicitor with Singh & Co who specialise in criminal work and also civil work. Scenario 1 David has been arrested by two police officers, Smith and Jones, as he was running out of a house belonging to Mrs Kitchener, a rich old lady. He had just burgled the house. (The crime of burglary is an arrestable offence.) When they arrested him, the officers told him that he had no right to remain silent. ………. Referring to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in your answer, prepare a report advising David on all the points below: a. were the officers right to arrest him without a warrant ? b. does David have a right to remain silent ? c. what might happen in his trial if he did remain silent ? d. was the custody officer right not to allow David to make a phone call ? e. was the custody officer right to refuse to allow David to see a solicitor ? f. was Sergeant Bruce right not to tape record the interview with David ? g. were the officers right to search Mrs Kitchener’s house without a warrant ? h. in which court might David’s trial be held ? Describe the appeal route open to David if he is unhappy with the outcome of the trial.