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I have had 2 harassment orders made against me by a person

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I have had 2 harassment orders made against me by a person who was having an affair with my wife.

Question I have is, am I able / allowed to get access to and read what the person who served the orders on me has written via the police records, and if so, how do I go about doing so please?

The 2 orders were served on me by 2 different police stations at different dates, and go back 3 or 4 years.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

Is there a reason you want this information please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jo


 


Thank you for your reply / question.


 


I guess Jo, it's just a question of my trying / wanting to find out what he put in his complaint/s against me and if I am at liberty to see the statements he gave to the police which resulted in me being served the two orders.


 


Thank you for your help.


 


Kind regards


 


John

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

I'm having a few connection problems at the moment. Please bear with me and I will respond as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Jo, and no problem whatsoever.


 


John

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi

I'm back in.

Do you mean harassment warnings?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jo


 


Sorry, yes, harassment warnings.


 


Thanks


 


Kind regards


 


John

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Has he made any subsequent allegations against you?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jo


 


No he hasn't.


 


I received the first warning back in February 09, and then a further warning around September 2011.


 


Thank you.


 


John

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

I am sorry but I cannot give you good news then. I’m afraid you are in difficulty here.

He will have made some allegation to the police and there will be a record of it. The document you are seeking is called a CRIS.

However, you cannot get access to the CRIS reports unless you have a good reason - like the fact that there is a subsequent allegations which you intend to defend.

You can always make a freedom of information request to the police but they will refuse it on grounds of proportionality.

The only other alternative is to seek an injunction at the civil courts forcing the chief constable to hand over this information so that you can begin an action in defamation. There are two problems with that. The first is that its expensive. The second is that you are time barred unfortunately as you had one year from the defamatory statement.

I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

Jo
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Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.

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