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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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67Public safety at premises or events
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(1)A person who is not in police custody may be searched by a constable if—

(a)the person—

(i)is seeking to enter, or has entered, relevant premises, or

(ii)is seeking to attend, or is attending, a relevant event, and

(b)the further criteria are met.

(2)Premises are or an event is relevant if—

(a)the premises may be entered, or the event may be attended, by members of the public (including where dependent on possession of a ticket or on payment of a charge), and

(b)the entry or the attendance is controlled, at the time of the entry or the attendance, by or on behalf of the occupier of the premises or the organiser of the event.

(3)The further criteria to be met are that—

(a)the entry or the attendance is subject to a condition, imposed by the occupier of the premises or the organiser of the event, that the person consents to being searched, and

(b)the person informs the constable that the person consents to being searched by the constable.

(4)A search under this section is to be carried out for the purpose of ensuring the health, safety or security of people on the premises or at the event.

(5)Anything seized by a constable in the course of a search carried out under this section may be retained by the constable.

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