Thank you for your response.
Apologies I got mixed up with some dates! The sentence was indeed in 2016. The “victim” which was he’s housemate at that time wasn’t going to sue them (my partner and he’s friend), he went to the police, the case was opened, then he was about to cancel accusations, as they agreed some terms at home, but then, out of nowhere, he changed his mind and the case ended up in the court.
So, he went to prison on 06.05.2016, the sentence was 98 day, conditionally released on 23.06.2016, sentence expiry date 11.08.2016.
Then after being released he was under supervision until 11.08.2016 and then post sentence supervision until 23.06.2017 .
On the paperwork that we’ve got says that it becomes spent length of sentence plus 2 years, but he’s been told at the court that he will be shown in warning index for 4 years, which makes sense as this doesn’t show anywhere else than UK’s border.
This where our confusion starts, as in the law the conviction is spent which means that he shouldn’t even declare it but then tho HO guide says that you need 5 years to qualify?