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1

Suspect's options at interview

- Answer questions
- go "no comment"
- hand in prepared statement

2

adverse inferences

Basic principle that a suspect has the right to silence. However s.34 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order act allows adverse inferences to be drawn by the magistrate or jury as to why D did not raise such a defence at the time of questioning.

3

Argent factors

- age
- experience
- mental capacity
- state of health
- sobriety
- Tiredness