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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Abolition of certain powers of constables to search persons

54.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), there shall cease to have effect any statutory provision made before the date of the coming into operation of this Order in so far as it authorises—

(a)any search by a constable of a person in police detention at a police station; or

(b)an intimate search of a person by a constable;

and any rule of common law which authorises a search such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) is abolished.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1)(a) shall affect section 15(3)(b) of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978(1) or section 15(3), (4) or (5) of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989(2).

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