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Supreme Court's 'common sense' verdict on minor convictions

18 June 2014 Last updated at 14:16 BST

Certain past minor cautions and convictions should remain part of a protected private life and not have to be disclosed in criminal record checks, the Supreme Court has ruled.

The court upheld a decision by the Court of Appeal in the case of a man who, when applying for a job, was forced to reveal two police cautions he had received aged 11.

Solicitor Mike Pemberton, who represents the unnamed Manchester man, said the decision was a "common sense ruling".