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The Police (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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9.—(1) Article 61 of the 1989 Order (which regulates the taking of fingerprints) shall be amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (7) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(7A) If a person's fingerprints are taken at a police station, whether with or without the appropriate consent—

(a)before the fingerprints are taken, an officer shall inform him that they may be the subject of a speculative search; and

(b)the fact that the person has been informed of this possibility shall be recorded as soon as is practicable after the fingerprints have been taken.

(3) In paragraph (8), after the word “them” there shall be inserted the words “and, in the case falling within paragraph (7A), the fact referred to in sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph”.

Para. (4) rep. by 1996 c.22

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