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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

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9Special provisions as to access

(1)A constable may obtain access to excluded material or special procedure material for the purposes of a criminal investigation by making an application under Schedule 1 below and in accordance with that Schedule.

(2)Any Act (including a local Act) passed before this Act under which a search of premises for the purposes of a criminal investigation could be authorised by the issue of a warrant to a constable shall cease to have effect so far as it relates to the authorisation of searches—

(a)for items subject to legal privilege ; or

(b)for excluded material; or

(c)for special procedure material consisting of documents or records other than documents.

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