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[F128A Arrest without warrant.E+W
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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 28A inserted (14.2.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 128; S.I. 2000/168, art. 2, Sch. (which amending provision is extended (with modifications) to Jersey (5.6.2003) by S.I. 2003/1252, art. 2, Sch.)

(1)[F2An]F2 immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed or attempted to commit an offence under section 24 or 24A; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed or attempted to commit such an offence.

(2)But subsection (1) does not apply in relation to an offence under section 24(1)(d).

(3)An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed an offence under [F3section 25, 25A or 25B]; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed that offence.

(4)F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person (“the suspect”) who, or whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting—

(a)has committed or attempted to commit an offence under section 26(1)(g); or

(b)is committing or attempting to commit that offence.

(6)The power conferred by subsection (5) is exercisable only if either the first or the second condition is satisfied.

(7)The first condition is that it appears to the officer that service of a summons (or, in Scotland, a copy complaint) is impracticable or inappropriate because—

(a)he does not know, and cannot readily discover, the suspect’s name;

(b)he has reasonable grounds for doubting whether a name given by the suspect as his name is his real name;

(c)the suspect has failed to give him a satisfactory address for service; or

(d)he has reasonable grounds for doubting whether an address given by the suspect is a satisfactory address for service.

(8)The second condition is that the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that arrest is necessary to prevent the suspect—

(a)causing physical injury to himself or another person;

(b)suffering physical injury; or

(c)causing loss of or damage to property.

(9)For the purposes of subsection (7), an address is a satisfactory address for service if it appears to the officer—

(a)that the suspect will be at that address for a sufficiently long period for it to be possible to serve him with a summons (or copy complaint); or

(b)that some other person specified by the suspect will accept service of a summons (or copy complaint) for the suspect at that address.

[F5(9A)[F2An]F2 immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed an offence under section 26A or 26B; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed an offence under section 26A or 26B.]

(10)In relation to the exercise of the powers conferred by subsections (3)(b)F6... and (5), it is immaterial that no offence has been committed.

(11)In Scotland the powers conferred by subsections (3)F7... and (5) may also be exercised by a constable.]

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Extent Information

E1This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for Northern Ireland only

Amendments (Textual)

F3Words in s. 28A(3)(a) substituted (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 144(3)(a) (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F5S. 28A(9A) inserted (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 150(1) (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F6Words in s. 28A(10) repealed (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 144(3)(c), 161, Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F7Words in s. 28A(11) repealed (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 144(3)(d), 161, Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 28A(1)(3) amended (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the substituting S.I.) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 6, Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 2(1)(a)(2)(a) (as substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the substituting S.I.) by S.I. 2001/1544, art. 4(2))

C5S. 28A(3) modified (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the inserting S.I.) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 7(1), Sch. 4 para. 1(9A) (as inserted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the inserting S.I.) by S.I. 2001/1544, art. 6(2))

[F128AArrest without warrant.S

(1)A constable or immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed or attempted to commit an offence under section 24 or 24A; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed or attempted to commit such an offence.

(2)But subsection (1) does not apply in relation to an offence under section 24(1)(d).

(3)An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed an offence under [F3section 25, 25A or 25B]; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed that offence.

(4)F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person (“the suspect”) who, or whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting—

(a)has committed or attempted to commit an offence under section 26(1)(g); or

(b)is committing or attempting to commit that offence.

(6)The power conferred by subsection (5) is exercisable only if either the first or the second condition is satisfied.

(7)The first condition is that it appears to the officer that service of a summons (or, in Scotland, a copy complaint) is impracticable or inappropriate because—

(a)he does not know, and cannot readily discover, the suspect’s name;

(b)he has reasonable grounds for doubting whether a name given by the suspect as his name is his real name;

(c)the suspect has failed to give him a satisfactory address for service; or

(d)he has reasonable grounds for doubting whether an address given by the suspect is a satisfactory address for service.

(8)The second condition is that the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that arrest is necessary to prevent the suspect—

(a)causing physical injury to himself or another person;

(b)suffering physical injury; or

(c)causing loss of or damage to property.

(9)For the purposes of subsection (7), an address is a satisfactory address for service if it appears to the officer—

(a)that the suspect will be at that address for a sufficiently long period for it to be possible to serve him with a summons (or copy complaint); or

(b)that some other person specified by the suspect will accept service of a summons (or copy complaint) for the suspect at that address.

[F5(9A)A constable or immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed an offence under section 26A or 26B; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed an offence under section 26A or 26B.]

(10)In relation to the exercise of the powers conferred by subsections (3)(b)F6... and (5), it is immaterial that no offence has been committed.

(11)In Scotland the powers conferred by subsections (3)F7... and (5) may also be exercised by a constable.]

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Extent Information

E1This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for Northern Ireland only

Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 28A inserted (14.2.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 128; S.I. 2000/168, art. 2, Sch. (which amending provision is extended (with modifications) to Jersey (5.6.2003) by S.I. 2003/1252, art. 2, Sch.)

F3Words in s. 28A(3)(a) substituted (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 144(3)(a) (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F5S. 28A(9A) inserted (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 150(1) (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F6Words in s. 28A(10) repealed (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 144(3)(c), 161, Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F7Words in s. 28A(11) repealed (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 144(3)(d), 161, Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 28A(1)(3) amended (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the substituting S.I.) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 6, Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 2(1)(a)(2)(a) (as substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the substituting S.I.) by S.I. 2001/1544, art. 4(2))

C5S. 28A(3) modified (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the inserting S.I.) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 7(1), Sch. 4 para. 1(9A) (as inserted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the inserting S.I.) by S.I. 2001/1544, art. 6(2))

[F128A Arrest without warrant.N.I.

(1)[F8An]F8 immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed or attempted to commit an offence under section 24 or 24A; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed or attempted to commit such an offence.

(2)But subsection (1) does not apply in relation to an offence under section 24(1)(d).

(3)An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed an offence under [F3section 25, 25A or 25B]; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed that offence.

(4)F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)An immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person (“the suspect”) who, or whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting—

(a)has committed or attempted to commit an offence under section 26(1)(g); or

(b)is committing or attempting to commit that offence.

(6)The power conferred by subsection (5) is exercisable only if either the first or the second condition is satisfied.

(7)The first condition is that it appears to the officer that service of a summons (or, in Scotland, a copy complaint) is impracticable or inappropriate because—

(a)he does not know, and cannot readily discover, the suspect’s name;

(b)he has reasonable grounds for doubting whether a name given by the suspect as his name is his real name;

(c)the suspect has failed to give him a satisfactory address for service; or

(d)he has reasonable grounds for doubting whether an address given by the suspect is a satisfactory address for service.

(8)The second condition is that the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that arrest is necessary to prevent the suspect—

(a)causing physical injury to himself or another person;

(b)suffering physical injury; or

(c)causing loss of or damage to property.

(9)For the purposes of subsection (7), an address is a satisfactory address for service if it appears to the officer—

(a)that the suspect will be at that address for a sufficiently long period for it to be possible to serve him with a summons (or copy complaint); or

(b)that some other person specified by the suspect will accept service of a summons (or copy complaint) for the suspect at that address.

[F5(9A)[F9An]F9 immigration officer may arrest without warrant a person—

(a)who has committed an offence under section 26A or 26B; or

(b)whom he has reasonable grounds for suspecting has committed an offence under section 26A or 26B.]

(10)In relation to the exercise of the powers conferred by subsections (3)(b)F6... and (5), it is immaterial that no offence has been committed.

(11)In Scotland the powers conferred by subsections (3)F7... and (5) may also be exercised by a constable.]

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Extent Information

E2This version of this provision extends to Northern Ireland only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only

Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 28A inserted (14.2.2000) by 1999 c. 33, s. 128; S.I. 2000/168, art. 2, Sch. (which amending provision is extended (with modifications) to Jersey (5.6.2003) by S.I. 2003/1252, art. 2, Sch.)

F3Words in s. 28A(3)(a) substituted (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 144(3)(a) (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F5S. 28A(9A) inserted (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, s. 150(1) (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F6Words in s. 28A(10) repealed (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 144(3)(c), 161, Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

F7Words in s. 28A(11) repealed (10.2.2003) by 2002 c. 41, ss. 144(3)(d), 161, Sch. 9 (with s. 159); S.I. 2003/1, art. 2, Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4S. 28A(1)(3) amended (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the substituting S.I.) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 6, Sch. 3 Pt. I para. 2(1)(a)(2)(a) (as substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the substituting S.I.) by S.I. 2001/1544, art. 4(2))

C5S. 28A(3) modified (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the inserting S.I.) by S.I. 1993/1813, art. 7(1), Sch. 4 para. 1(9A) (as inserted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2) of the inserting S.I.) by S.I. 2001/1544, art. 6(2))

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