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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

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77Retention of samples etc.

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(1)The 1995 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In section 18 (prints, samples etc. in criminal investigations)—

(a)in subsection (3), for “section 18A” substitute “sections 18A to 18F”,

(b)in subsection (7A), for “sections 19 to 20” substitute “, subject to the modification in subsection (7AA), sections 18A to 19C”, and

(c)after subsection (7A) insert—

(7AA)The modification is that for the purposes of section 19C as it applies in relation to relevant physical data taken from or provided by a person outwith Scotland, subsection (7A) is to be read as if in paragraph (d) the words from “created” to the end were omitted..

(3)In section 18A (retention of samples)—

(a)for subsection (1) substitute—

(1)This section applies to—

(a)relevant physical data taken or provided under section 18(2), and

(b)any sample, or any information derived from a sample, taken under section 18(6) or (6A),

where the condition in subsection (2) is satisfied.,

(b)in subsection (2), after “whom” insert “the relevant physical data was taken or by whom it was provided or, as the case may be, from whom”,

(c)in subsection (3), for “sample or information” substitute “relevant physical data, sample or information derived from a sample”,

(d)after subsection (8) insert—

(8A)If the sheriff principal allows an appeal against the refusal of an application under subsection (5), the sheriff principal may make an order amending, or further amending, the destruction date.

(8B)An order under subsection (8A) must not specify a destruction date more than 2 years later than the previous destruction date.,

(e)in subsection (10), for “sample or information” substitute “relevant physical data, sample or information derived from a sample”,

(f)in subsection (11)—

(i)in paragraph (a) of the definition of “the relevant chief constable”, after “who” insert “took the relevant physical data or to whom it was provided or who”, and

(ii)in the definition of “relevant sexual offence” and “relevant violent offence”, after “have” insert “, subject to the modification in subsection (12),”, and

(g)after subsection (11) insert—

(12)The modification is that the definition of “relevant sexual offence” in section 19A(6) is to be read as if for paragraph (g) there were substituted—

(g)public indecency if it is apparent from the offence as charged in the indictment or complaint that there was a sexual aspect to the behaviour of the person charged;.

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