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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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Taking fingerprints without consent

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7.—(1) Article 61 of the 1989 Order (fingerprinting) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraphs (3) and (4) (taking of fingerprints without appropriate consent) substitute—

(3) The fingerprints of a person detained at a police station may be taken without the appropriate consent if—

(a)he is detained in consequence of his arrest for a recordable offence; and

(b)he has not had his fingerprints taken in the course of the investigation of the offence by the police.

(4) The fingerprints of a person detained at a police station may be taken without the appropriate consent if—

(a)he has been charged with a recordable offence or informed that he will be reported for such an offence; and

(b)he has not had his fingerprints taken in the course of the investigation of the offence by the police..

(3) Paragraph (5) (authorisation to be given or confirmed in writing) shall cease to have effect.

(4) In paragraph (7) (reasons for taking of fingerprints without consent) for “paragraph (3) or (6)” substitute “paragraph (3), (4) or (6)”.

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