Many people will have been appalled by the story of the mother of three who allegedly had her drink spiked whilst on a night out and who was then taken off and raped by a gang of Muslims. It is indeed a truly shocking story, but one aspect of this case that many will consider particularly shocking is the fact that the alleged rapists have been given bail. The Muslims accused of this horrible attack are now free to walk round Sunderland to their hearts content doing who knows what. Although I believe in the concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ sometimes people need to be kept in custody until their trial for various reasons such as protection of the public, protection of witnesses or because the alleged offender is considered a flight risk. Remand in custody would be especially relevant in this case as the men, who earlier press reports were said to be refugees, are in my opinion, very likely to pose a flight risk.