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Sex register appeals to go ahead

Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having to register with police for life.

The government has been forced to make the change because of the European Convention on Human Rights, which says that offenders have the right to a private or family life.

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, called the prospect 'appalling'.

Ross Hawkins reports.

  • 16 Feb 2011
  • From the section UK