R (AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & AnorPosted In: Case Law
Case Reference UKSC 47
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHuman Rights
The appellant, AR, was a qualified teacher. He was charged with the rape of a teenage girl while working as a taxi driver in 2009. A jury found him not guilty and he was acquitted. He subsequently applied for various teaching jobs, which required an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (ECRC) under s.113B of the Police Act 1997, but was unsuccessful. The ECRC included details of the allegations made against him and that he was found not guilty of the offence.
AR sought to challenge the content of the certificate and appealed under the police complaints procedure. Dismissing the appeal, the reviewing officer noted acquittal was not proof of innocence, it merely confirmed that guilt had not
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