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Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

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24Power of arrest

(1)A constable may arrest without warrant a person who has committed, or whom the constable, with reasonable cause, suspects to have committed, an offence under this Act, if—

(a)he, with reasonable cause, believes that that person will abscond unless arrested; or

(b)the name and address of that person are unknown to, and cannot be ascertained by, him; or

(c)he is not satisfied that a name and address furnished by that person as his name and address are true.

(2)This section shall not prejudice any power of arrest conferred by law apart from this section.

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