R (on the application of X) v Chief Constable of Y Police and another

Disclosure – Disclosure of documents. The Chief Constable applied for an order that certain police records relating to the claimant should be withheld from disclosure in his judicial review proceedings on the grounds of public interest immunity. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the public interest in protecting the identity of police informants and in the confidentiality of the vetting process which involved such information far outweighed the claimant's rights. Accordingly, there could be no question of disclosing information to the claimant which might reveal those identities.

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