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Informal visits by police officers, seeking entry by consent, to the home of a registered sex offender who was subject to notification requirements were lawful

R (M) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary [2014] EWCA Civ 1651

Related Member(s):
Hugh Southey QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Crime and Regulatory Law, Police Law
Court:

Informal visits by police officers, seeking entry by consent, to the home of a registered sex offender who was subject to notification requirements were lawful. The scheme for the protection of vulnerable persons from sex offenders including notification requirements placed on the offender, informal monitoring and the power of authorised search and entry was not disproportionate.

Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.