Arrest Record and Disclosure

If you have been arrested, but not charged or cautioned, then the police will usually keep a record of your arrest on the Police National Computer (PNC).

PNC Deletion

Your arrest Record record will be kept on the PNC unless an application is made to have it removed.

The police have a discretion to keep your PNC information and may be able to justify its retention on their systems.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificates

PNC arrest record information can be disclosed on an enhanced DBS certificate which may be a significant problem if you plan to work in a regulated sector such as healthcare or teaching.

DBS Appeals and PNC removal Lawyers

If you have been arrested and would like to have the record removed from the PNC then please get in touch.

We can appeal information unfairly disclosed on a DBS certificate or apply to the police to have your arrest record expunged (deleted).