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I accidentally allowed 25 pounds worth of makeup to roll

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I accidentally allowed 25 pounds worth of makeup to roll into my bag. The security guardservices called me upstairs in testosterone and called the police. On arrival at explained that I was coming off night duty. The policeman took a statement and then advised me to go home. This happened 5 yrs ago. I heard nothing more from the police. Do I have a criminal record?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

How did it come to roll into your bag ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My bag was open at the bottom of the counter. The makeup bottle was round. That's what happened. I want to know if I was found guilty. The policeman told me, at the end of the conversation, to go home. As before that was 5 yrs ago. I didn't receive anything from police in writing. Where do I stand legally. Do I have a conviction.?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Do you have an answer?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

Were you arrested?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

Did he give you an appointment to attend?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
As I said the policeman told me to go home. I was very tired. Coming off night duty. Never heard or received anything more from police.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

Ok.

So were you given an appointment to attend the police station?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I wasn't given an appointment to go to the police station. The policeman said goodbye outside the shop and that was the end of the Affair.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 month ago.

In that case, you do not have a criminal record.

This just hasn't led to a conviction. So there is no record.

It might well have been that there should have been but there is none.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo