R, Regina (on The Application of) v A Chief Constable: Admn 24 Sep 2013

The claimant, who had a criminal record from 1984, and 1993, had refused to accede to a requirement that he attend at a police station to provide a non-intimate sample so that a DNA record could be created for him to be placed on the national database. He said that though the request was made to assist in the detection of crime, it was a disproprtionate interference in his right to a private life.
Held: The challenge failed. The first request had been incorrect but the second was correct and proportionate.

Pitchford LJ, Hickinbottom J
[2013] EWHC 2864 (Admin)
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 63A

Police, Human Rights

Updated: 20 November 2021; Ref: scu.515418