Is a warrant?

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1. Posted by Trin012 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone! I’m new, I don’t know if my question is out of topic by I will try.

Around 2 years and half , I stolen from my work place, was a big mistake, I know, but I was young and stupid and now I realise the situation. I took the money and left the country , the country was Uk. I know just a thing, police was called, they took statements and the camera from where the money was , wasn’t work at that time. The police was to my house, but they couldn’t find me because I left the country. After all this years I want to go back, but I’m scared because I don’t want to be arrested at the airport. I done some research about my name, the dbs check, subject acces from acro, but they don’t have anything on my name, is look like clear. Do you think is a warrant on my name issued?

please help , I will appreciate any answers. Thx a lot

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2460 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

A subject access request from acro "won't provide you with information held about you on local police force systems, such as statements, incidents you’ve been involved in, or records of interviews. If you want information like this, or further details relating to any specific offence, you will need to contact the relevant police force."

The original complaint against you will still stand, and there's no knowing whether the police will continue to investigate it if they come across you.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

You committed a crime in the UK but left the UK before the police could interview, arrest or charge you.

>I done some research about my name, the dbs check, subject acces from acro, but they don’t have anything on my name, is look like clear.

A DBS check and an Acro show a person's criminal record. You were not arrested, charged or convicted of a crime so both will show as clear.

>Do you think is a warrant on my name issued?

No-one here or on any internet site can tell you whether a warrant was issued for your arrest.

The only way to find out if a warrant has been issued is by directly contacting the court which would have issued that warrant.

You don't say how much you stole. If it was a small amount (e.g. less than £100) I think it's unlikely that a warrant was issued for your arrest.

>After all this years I want to go back, but I’m scared because I don’t want to be arrested at the airport.

If a warrant has been issued both the police and the UK Border Agency will know about it.

Even if a warrant has not been issued details of the investigation will be in the police database so if you are in contact with the police for any reason (e.g. traffic offences) it is likely that your crime will come to light. Being 'young and stupid' is not an excuse for theft.

It is entirely up to you whether you risk re-entering the UK. No-one here or anywhere else can tell you for certain what will happen.

4. Posted by Trin012 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

How to contact the court? I don’t know which court make a warrant on my name, because I left and the people which use to leave with me at my previous address doesn’t live anymore there. I know I don’t have excuses for such a thing, but was a mistake and I regret it. I took more than £100 is about £10000.

5. Posted by Trin012 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I just want to find out if is a warrant because I don’t want to be stopped at the airport or any border. With the rest of it I will deal. Thx all
I really appreciate

6. Posted by Trin012 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Almost 3 years have passed, still can I be under the investigation?

7. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2460 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Trin012

Almost 3 years have passed, still can I be under the investigation?

Yes.

I think the only way to make this go away is to try to make it right with the people you stole from, eg repaying the money.

While it is still the police's decision to keep the investigation live, without the hdlp of the people who made the complaint they are unlikely to think it will get anywhere.

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3498 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

>How to contact the court?

You can't because you don't know which court would have been used. The only way you can find out is to go into any police station with your ID and ask. You cannot ask over the phone.

Unlike some other countries, information about UK arrest warrants is only very rarely available to the general public.

>Almost 3 years have passed, still can I be under the investigation?

Yes, definitely. UK police do not close cases just because a certain amount of time has passed.....and you committed your crime less than 3 years ago!

£10000 is a very substantial amount of money. You could contact your previous employer and offer to pay it back but, as Andy says, it is not the victims' decision whether a criminal case is pursued.

The police opened an investigation, took statements and obviously intended to interview and/or arrest you. The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) may already have enough evidence to charge you and bring you to court. If that happened your employers could be required to give evidence whether they wanted to or not. If they refused they could be charged with contempt of court, with a potential fine or imprisonment.

In UK law, paying back the money does not excuse you from being guilty of the original crime: you deliberately stole a substantial amount of money and no doubt caused a great deal of distress and, potentially, hardship.

[ Edit: Edited on 13 Nov 2021, 08:38 GMT by leics2 ]

9. Posted by Trin012 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Thank you everyone. 🙏

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