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Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019

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61Application for order authorising taking of prints and samples from child

(1)A constable may apply to the sheriff for an order under section 63 authorising the taking of relevant physical data or relevant samples from a child.

(2)An application for an order under section 63 must—

(a)identify the applicant,

(b)in so far as is practicable, identify the child in respect of whom the order is sought,

(c)in so far as is practicable, identify a parent of the child,

(d)state the grounds on which the application is made,

(e)specify the relevant physical data and relevant samples in relation to which authority to take is sought (including whether authority is sought to take an intimate sample),

(f)be accompanied by supporting evidence, whether documentary or otherwise, sufficient to enable the sheriff to determine the application.

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