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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 6 December 2019 to date (accessed 29 January 2020 at 19:41)
Part 10 Division 1 Section 137
137   Destruction of certain identification particulars relating to children
(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 353AB)
(1)  If a court finds an offence alleged against a child who has had the child’s photograph, finger-prints and palm-prints taken in accordance with this Part not proved, the court must cause to be served on—
(a)  the child, and
(b)  if practicable, the parents or guardian of the child, and
(c)  any other person who has the care of the child,
a notice stating that if the child or they so desires or desire, the court will order that the photograph, finger-prints and palm-prints, and any other prescribed records (other than the records of the court), relating to the alleged offence be destroyed and the court may make the order accordingly.
(2)  In this section—
prescribed records means records of the kind prescribed for the purposes of section 38(1) of the Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987.