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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Interpretation of Part VI

53.  In this Part—

  • “appropriate consent” means—


    in relation to a person who has attained the age of 17 years, the consent of that person;


    in relation to a person who has not attained that age but has attained the age of 14 years, the consent of that person and his parent or guardian; and


    in relation to a person who has not attained the age of 14 years, the consent of his parent or guardian;

  • “fingerprints” includes palm prints;

  • “intimate sample” means a sample of blood, semen or any other tissue fluid, urine or pubic hair, or a swab taken from any of a person’s body orifices except his mouth;

  • “medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983(1);

  • “non-intimate sample” means—


    a sample of hair other than pubic hair;


    a sample taken from a nail or from under a nail;


    a sample of saliva;


    a swab taken from a person’s mouth;


    a swab taken from any other part of a person’s body except a body orifice other than his mouth;


    a footprint or a similar impression of any part of a person’s body other than a part of his hand.

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