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3. (1) Paragraph 23 (escort of persons in police detention) is amended as follows.N.I.
(2) In sub-paragraph (2)—
(a)in paragraph (b) after “duty” insert “ to keep that person under control and ”;
(b)in paragraph (c) at the end add “ and under his control ”.
(3) After sub-paragraph (2) insert—
“(2A) A person who has escorted another person to a police station or other place in accordance with an authorisation under sub-paragraph (1)—
(a)shall be under a duty to remain at the police station or other place until he has transferred control of the other person to a custody officer or other responsible person;
(b)until he has so transferred control of the other person, shall be treated for all purposes as having that person in his lawful custody;
(c)for so long as he is at the police station or other place or in its immediate vicinity in compliance with, or having complied with, his duty under sub-paragraph (a), shall be under a duty to prevent the escape of the other person and to assist in keeping him under control; and
(d)shall be entitled to use reasonable force for the purpose of complying with his duty under paragraph (c).”.
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