Campbell attacks stop-and-search

Police stop-and-search powers are overused and alienating ethnic minority communities, Lib Dem leader Sir Menzies Campbell is expected to say later. The Lib Dems say nearly 167,000 people have been stopped under anti-terrorism laws, but only 40 have been convicted. In a speech at a mosque in Birmingham, Sir Menzies will say the powers are often used in an “indiscriminate” way.

BBC News, 23 March 2007