Saturday, September 2, 2006, 7:51:43 AM, you wrote:
> The police have no powers to block a phone but the phone companies do
> and regularly block phones which have been reported lost or stolen.
This is absolutely correct. But they do it at the request of the user or other authorised person of course.
I look after a huge mobile phone contract and although I also can't say for sure (we are looking at proving a negative here I think), I can't think of any way the police can get a phone blocked, even with a warrant. In fact, I can't think of anyway the police can get any civil contract voided, can anyone else? Because that is what we are talking about I believe.
> Rob wrote:
>> I would have thought that they would only need permission from a judge
>> and then only with sufficient evidence to warrant it. My opinion only
>> and I know of no site online where this info would be available.
>> Maybe a call to the CAB may help
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