Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 Explanatory Notes

Section 72: Assistance by offender: undertakings as to use of evidence

173.This section provides for a designated prosecutor (as specified in subsection (4) of section 71) to grant a person a conditional undertaking that any information that individual provides will not be used in any criminal proceedings, or proceedings under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, against that person in England and Wales or Northern Ireland. The notice containing the undertaking must be in writing and specify the circumstances in which the information provided will not be used against that person. The notice will normally include conditions, breach of which would lead to the undertaking being revoked.

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