Sharkey warns police action is "disproportionate"

Sharkey has written to Met Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair and Information Commissioner Richard Thomas to clarify the "use and purpose" of form 696, which asks for personal details on artists and musicians performing at gigs and the style of music they will be playing.

The police are asking for the information to be supplied to them at least 14 days before the gig or performance takes place.

Sharkey has told both men that there is no requirement in the ...

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