||<p>Section 24a of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 gives citizens a power
of arrest for indictable offences. Liability to be prosecuted as a result of making
such an arrest is an operational matter for the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.<br><br>The
Crown Prosecution Service has published comprehensive guidance on this matter on its
website. This can be found at the following link:<br><a href="http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/self_defence/#Civilian_Powers_of"