601. Unauthorised disclosure of spent convictions and spent cautions.

Any person who, in the course of his official duties anywhere in the United Kingdom1, has or at any time has had custody of or access to any official record2 or the information contained therein, is guilty of an offence if, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that any specified information3 or caution information4 he has obtained in the course of those duties is specified information or caution information, he discloses it, otherwise than in the course of those duties, to another person