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Police data out of date

Lindsay Clark
The Home Office has admitted that the controversial Police National Computer is still dogged by out-of-date information although it says it is attempting to resolve the situation.

Figures obtained by the BBC revealed some police forces are taking more than six months to update information about convictions on the system, which has come under fire from public sector watchdogs and MPs.

Key to the government's long-term plan to overhaul the PNC is to have courts inputting data directly onto the system. A spokesman said, "The government has made clear its objective that arrangements should be made for court results to be logged directly onto the PNC."

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