Officer Search Returning Postcode in the country field

Hi All

We are developing against the Officers endpoint and found something unexpected

After making the following call

We got the below response, which contained a postcode in the country field, seems like a bug to me unless there are no guarantees on this field?

"address": {
        "locality": "Chichester",
        "region": "West Sussex",
        "address_line_2": "East Wittering",
        "premises": "Demar House",
        "address_line_1": "14 Church Road",
        "country": "PO20 8PS"

This is no surprise

  1. Companies House does not verify the accuracy of the information filed

  2. The source data is from information supplied by citizens, corporate bodies and formation agents amongst many others and there is often inconsistency in the way in which addresses and names are entered including the spelling. It is quite usual for someone with just two companies at the same address to enter them in vastly differing ways.

This all means that what we all extract can also be in the wrong field as well as having other fundamental errors or it can be absolutely spot on - it is what it is and we just have to make the best of it. Enjoy!!

Frank Murphy

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Frank is correct, this data comes from many sources.
I will get this one checked to see if was submitted like that or whether there has been a processing error.
Thank you for taking the time to report this.

Thanks for the update!

This is a bug!
The original data was correct and the officer details are correct when retrieved.
It is only an issue for the country field in the search index.
The cause is being investigated and hopefully we will have a solution to get all these corrected.

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