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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Evidence from computer records

68.—(1) In any criminal proceedings, a statement in a document produced by a computer shall not be admissible as evidence of any fact stated therein unless it is shown—

(a)that there are no reasonable grounds for believing that the statement is inaccurate because of improper use of the computer;

(b)that at all material times the computer was operating properly, or if not, that any respect in which it was not operating properly or was out of operation was not such as to affect the production of the document or the accuracy of its contents; and

(c)that any relevant conditions specified in rules under paragraph (2) are satisfied.

(2) Provision may be made by the rules mentioned in paragraph (3), requiring that in any criminal proceedings where it is desired to give a statement in evidence by virtue of this Article such information concerning the statement as may be required by those rules shall be provided in such form and at such time as may be so required.

(3) Those rules are—

(a)rules of court;

(b)Crown Court rules;

(d)magistrates' courts rules.

(4) Schedule 3 shall have effect for the purpose of supplementing this Article.

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