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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 8 months ago

UK - Police have a duty to protect the public by unilaterally disclosing personal information about sex offenders. True or false?

Police have a duty to protect the public by disclosing personal information about sex offenders without the consent of the offender.

Thus, the police have a right to inform other tenants that you are a convicted sex offender if there are females at your new address and the Male sex offender is deemed to present a risk to the other tenants.

By law, the police have a right to disclose such information, either with, or without your consent.

Is this a DEFINITIVE and accurate description of UK law in 2019?

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  • J
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    I think not, as it opens the door to confrontation and violence to the offender.

  • 8 months ago

    No.  If you suspect someone is on the sex register, you can apply to find out for sure, but you need to have a good reason. 

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