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The Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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2.  After paragraph 20 insert—

Taking of impressions of footwear

20A.  Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person—

(a)he shall, at any police station, have the powers of a constable under Article 61A of the 1989 Order (impressions of footwear) to take impressions of a person’s footwear without the appropriate consent; and

(b)the requirement by virtue of Article 61A(5)(a) of the 1989 Order that a person must be informed by an officer that an impression of his footwear may be the subject of a speculative search shall be capable of being discharged, in the case of a person at such a station, by his being so informed by the person to whom this paragraph applies.

Powers in respect of detained persons

20B.  Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he shall be under a duty, when in the course of his employment he is present at a police station—

(a)to keep under control any person detained at the police station and for whom he is for the time being responsible;

(b)to assist any officer or other designated person to keep any other person detained at the police station under control; and

(c)to prevent the escape of any such person as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b),

and for those purposes shall be entitled to use reasonable force.

Use of reasonable force in relation to detained persons

20C.  Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he shall be entitled to use reasonable force when—

(a)securing, or assisting an officer or another designated person to secure, the detention of a person detained at a police station, or

(b)escorting within a police station, or assisting an officer or another designated person to escort within a police station, a person detained there.

Powers in relation to information about intimate search, x-ray and ultrasound

20D.  Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, he is authorised to carry out the duty under—

(a)Article 56 of the 1989 Order of informing a person who is to be subject to an intimate search under that Article of the matters of which he is required to be informed in pursuance of paragraph (3B) of that Article;

(b)Article 56A of that Order of informing a person who is to be subject to x-ray or ultrasound (as the case may be) under that Article of the matters of which he is required to be informed in pursuance of paragraph (3) of that Article..

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