Talking to someone who has been arrested? ?

Let's say a journalist saw someone smashing a shop's window and is the eye witness to the crime. He watches the criminal getting arrested and follows them to the police station. Would it be illegal for the journalist to try and talk to the person arrested? For example if the person never wanted to reply to the journalist's questions. 

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  • Kieth
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    1 month ago
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    The journalist could make a request to the police to speak with the criminal, but the criminal is in no way obligated to speak to the journalist.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The journalist is free to ask anyone questions, no permission is required, but the police can just keep the journalist away from the suspect. No one is ever obligated to answer any journalist's questions. It is in the suspect's best interest to NOT answer anyone's questions without a lawyer (barrister? advocate?).

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