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99Powers of entryE+W

(1)A constable or authorised officer may enter premises at any reasonable time if the constable or authorised officer⁠—

(a)has reasonable grounds for believing that an offence under section 95 has been committed, and

(b)considers it necessary to enter the premises for the purpose of ascertaining whether such an offence has been committed.

(2)But this does not apply in relation to premises used wholly or mainly as a dwelling.

(3)A person referred to in subsection (1) may not enter premises by force under this section.

(4)An authorised officer must, if asked to do so, before entering premises under this section show evidence of the authorisation referred to in section 98.

(5)In this section and in sections 100 to 103, “premises” includes any place and any vehicle (other than an aircraft or hovercraft), stall or moveable structure.

Commencement Information

I1S. 99 in force at 1.2.2018 by S.I. 2018/1, art. 2(a)