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(1)The Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39) is amended as follows.
(2)In section 47(3) (power of constable to arrest without warrant person suspected of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place)—
(a)after “believe” where first occurring there is inserted “to have committed or”; and
(b)the words from “if” to the end are repealed.
(3)In section 48(3) (power of constable to arrest without warrant person suspected of obstructing search for offensive weapon), after “committed” there is inserted “or is committing”.
(4)In section 50(3) (power of constable to arrest without warrant person suspected of contravening section 49(1) or 49A(1) or (2)), the following provisions are repealed—
(a)paragraph (a) and the words “and the constable” immediately preceding it; and
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