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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Fingerprinting of certain offenders

29.—(1) If a person—

(a)has been convicted of a recordable offence;

(b)has not at any time been in police detention for the offence; and

(c)has not had his fingerprints taken—

(i)in the course of the investigation of the offence by the police; or

(ii)since the conviction,

any constable may at any time not later than one month after the date of the conviction require him to attend a police station in order that his fingerprints may be taken.

(2) A requirement under paragraph (1)—

(a)shall give the person a period of at least 7 days within which he must so attend; and

(b)may direct him to so attend at a specified time of day or between specified times of day.

(3) Any constable may arrest without warrant a person who has failed to comply with a requirement under paragraph (1).

(4) Subject to Article 89, the Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for recording in police records convictions for such offences as are specified in the regulations.

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