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Rights of Accused

Question for Home Office

UIN HL12472, tabled on 19 December 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Barran on 18 December (HL Deb, col 1697), whether they will seek specific advice from the College of Policing on appropriate guidance on exceptional circumstances justifying the naming a deceased person before charge.

Answered on

7 January 2019

The College of Policing’s Authorised Professional Practice Guidance on Media Relations covers the exceptional circumstances and processes by which a suspect’s name may be released before charge. In May 2018, the College updated this guidance to make clear that it also applies where allegations are made against deceased persons.

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Home Office