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CAN I GET A COPY OF A FAMILY MEMBERS CRIMINAL RECORD WHO DIED

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CAN I GET A COPY OF A FAMILY MEMBERS CRIMINAL RECORD WHO DIED IN 1999 AGED 65?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

Its bad news I am afraid.

Customer:

What does that mean?

Alex Watts :

You have no right to get information relating to convictions on other people

Alex Watts :

Whilst proceedings are a matter of public record, the actual convictions and police national computer data are held under the Data Protection Act

Alex Watts :

This means that this can not be disclosed to a third party without a Court order

Alex Watts :

Sadly therefore you can't get PNC convictions on other people without their consent, which clearly in this case would be impossible

Alex Watts :

It would be a breach of the Data Protection Act.

Customer:

Ok it was my partners father and we have just learnt he was part of the IRA and wanted to find out if this was true

Alex Watts :

Ok - you have no way of verifying this sadly as the PNC is held privately.

Alex Watts :

I am sorry that this is not the answer you are looking for and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest

Alex Watts :

Might I suggest google search the name and IRA to see if anything comes up on web archives?

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

tried that

Customer:

no thats all thanks

Alex Watts :

Can I help with anything further today?

Alex Watts :

You could try the library archives of old papers?

Customer:

cheers ***** ***** a look just dont know when he was in prison

Alex Watts :

Yes indeed, that is the difficulty.

Alex Watts :

Might I invite you to rate my service today before you go

Alex Watts :

Good luck with this and I hope you manage to get what you need at the libruary

Alex Watts :

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Customer:

yes no probs shame i already new the advice you gave me

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