I agree with others that the police caution for a one off offence should not be retained but should be scrapped or be similar to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. 

Why is this idea important?

I received a police caution after an argument with a neighbour, whom I later found out was already on a police caution to keep the peace.  After confronting him for damaging my garden fence, regretably the arguement got physical and I got the better of him but he didn't get taken to the police station because had they taken him, he would have been jailed, so I ended up being the bad boy and was given a police caution, having my fingerprints and DNA taken.  At the then age of 56 and never having been in trouble with the police, I am now classed as a criminal for assault and this will stay on my record for life.  This is unfair and unjust.  A Police caution should mean a ticking off, not a criminal record to fiddle clean up crime rates for statistical purposes. 

One Reply to “POLICE CAUTION”

  1. Then why not refuse the caution and go to court? If you admit the crime, a caution seems fair enough?

    I’m more worried about the “crime non-crime” records now being handed out. They create the same problems as a caution and appear on DBS checks – except in these cases no crime has been committed, no wrongdoing admitted, no charges pressed and no court hearing held.

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