I would like to know how to apply for the court records of a case involving myself as a defendant in a trialthat took place in the Horseferry road magistrates court in the City of Westminster 1st April 2003.I was found guilty of assaulting a police officer although the doctor who had examined me after the incident the previous summer told the court that the officer who had accused me did not have a split lip ,which is what he had stated in the charge,whilst i had sustained numerous injuries at the hands of the police.I plead not guilty and had hoped that i would receive a crown jury trial but the court did not give my lawyers,***** *****pman and Co,that option.I was then found guilty of assaulting a police officer .I immediately lost my then job working for Continental Landscapes on behalf of Westminster Council and have not been able to use my teaching qualification (TEFLA) to teach English anywhere within the EU as a result of the conviction.My only source of income in the last 12 years has been as a self-employed gardener.
I am asking you now how do I go about trying to clear my name?
The reason i am asking now after so many years is that
I am having to present a background police report to the Ministry of the Interior in Israel because my Israeli girlfriend wants me to receive permission to come and live with her as her partner with the right to work.I have been advised that i need to appeal the decision of the Horseferry road magistrates court in order to have a good chance of making a successful application
.Can you help me ?
I want to appeal the decision of the court on 1st april 2003 and
specifically,i want the record of the witnesses statements made in court ,most importantly the statement made by the doctor who had examined me whilst in Police custody on the night in question on 31st August 2002 at the west End central police station.
I was advised at the time that it is very difficult to get a favourable appeal when accused of assault by the police.
It wasn't until i was told that i had to present a background report that i discovered that the conviction is still on my police record although it is 12 years since the conviction.
Is it possible to get the police record removed then-the PM had stated that records would be removed after a similiar amount of time as court records as according to the Data protection Act-5 years or so.?