The Serious and Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 gives citizens the right to detain a person whom they believe has broken the law.
Why did Mr Garcia’s attempted arrest of Blair not succeed?
1. He let himself be distracted into discussing something else, a la Saruman. Why did he allow that to happen?
2. He did not have the enforcement present to take Blair away. If he was serious, he needed to have back-up at the end of his mobile ready to come to the restaurant to assist him.
3. Blair knew there was no resolve, from the restaurant owner to the police and courts, to arrest him.
People speak of Blair the war criminal but if his haunts on the mainland are known, then there should be a mobile group of people who can swing into action and arrest the man once his whereabouts become fixed for at least an hour.
There seems to be no concerted effort down there, just words.