Deletion of custody images

Date published: 23 March 2022 11:14

If you are detained in police custody for any reason, the Police and Criminal Evidence act allows police to take your photograph.

Photographs are taken in accordance with Section 64 (a) of PACE 1984.

Deletion of custody images

You may be eligible to apply for the deletion of a custody image under the Management of Police Information retention, review, and disposal process.

A request for deletion can be made where:

  • You were not charged for the offence for which the image was taken
  • You were not convicted of the offence for which the image was taken
  • You were convicted and a predetermined time has elapsed since the conviction

To apply for custody image deletions direct to SYP, please send your Name, Address, DOB and an explanation detailing when the image was taken, what offence it relates to and outcome of the arrest to this email address: Informationcompliance@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.