9 Taking fingerprints without consent
9 Taking fingerprints without consent

(1)     Section 61 of the 1984 Act (fingerprinting) is amended as follows.

(2)     For subsections (3) and (4) (taking of fingerprints without appropriate consent) there is substituted—

“(3)     The fingerprints of a person detained at a police station may be taken without the appropriate consent if—

(a)     he is detained in consequence of his arrest for a recordable offence; and