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Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018

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3(1)A sheriff or justice of the peace may grant a warrant under this sub-paragraph if satisfied—

(a)that there are reasonable grounds for believing—

(i)that a section 1 offence has been or is being committed at any premises, or

(ii)that evidence of the commission of, or participation in, a section 1 offence is to be found at any premises, and

(b)that condition A or condition B is satisfied in relation to the premises.

(2)Condition A is—

(a)that—

(i)admission to the premises has been refused, or

(ii)such a refusal may reasonably be expected, and

(b)that—

(i)notice of the intention to seek a warrant has been given to the occupier of the premises, or

(ii)the giving of such notice would frustrate the purpose for which the warrant is sought.

(3)Condition B is—

(a)that the premises are unoccupied, or

(b)that the occupier is temporarily absent.

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