caution

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caution

1. Law chiefly Brit a formal warning given to a person suspected or accused of an offence that his words will be taken down and may be used in evidence
2. a notice entered on the register of title to land that prevents a proprietor from disposing of his land without a notice to the person who entered the caution
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He said: "The guidance about cautioning is actually very clear.
However, Mr Shepherd said: "There is no transparency in cautioning.
Cllr Clein said: "I would suggest cautioning for sexual offences will not improve the confidence of the public in the way police and the police authority are working.
Government crime adviser and former Durham police chief Lord Brian McKenzie of Framwellgate said: "Of course each offence has to be looked like on a case-bycase basis, but my inclination is you can run away with cautioning.