Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of V) v COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE (2012)

PUBLISHED November 14, 2012

[2012] EWHC 3430 (Admin)

Although it was common knowledge that the coming into force of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 s.25 would prevent the retention by police of fingerprint information and DNA profiles, it would be wrong for the police to start deleting material in anticipation, or for courts to make destruction orders in the interim on a case-by-case basis. A consistent approach nationally was important, and the detail of the s.25 regime should be known before steps were taken to implement it.

DC (Richards LJ, Ouseley J)