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Part IVE+W Police Powers

Powers of police to take body samplesE+W

59 Extension of powers to search persons’ mouths.E+W

(1)In section 65 of the M1Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (definitions for purposes of Part V: treatment of persons by police), after the definition of “intimate sample” there shall be inserted the following definition—

intimate search” means a search which consists of the physical examination of a person’s body orifices other than the mouth;.

(2)In section 32 of that Act (powers of search upon arrest), in subsection (4), at the end, there shall be inserted “ but they do authorise a search of a person’s mouth ”.

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