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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: Why did the medical staff snitch?

> legal obligation to report information if they suspect a crime has been committed

There is no such thing.

You do have a duty (not absolute) to report if you *know* that a crime has been or is being committed, and (in principle) you cannot be prosecuted if in good faith you report that a crime *may* have been committed but it turns out it wasn't.

But obligation to report that I *suspect* a crime has been committed? Based on publicly available statistics, I strongly suspect that multiple crimes are committed every single day. I think I'll go tell the plod just to be on the right side of the law. Be back in a few.

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