Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of W) v CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORTHUMBRIA (2009)

PUBLISHED April 7, 2009

[2009] EWHC 747 (Admin)

A chief constable should not have disclosed a spent conviction for sexual assault to the claimant's employers but he had been entitled to find that it was proportionate and in the public interest to disclose the claimant's arrest for alleged sexual abuse of his daughter because of the risk of his contact with children during the course of his employment.

QBD (Admin) (Nicol J)