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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Section 51: Additional powers of seizure from the person

165.This section gives additional powers of seizure from the person where there is an existing power to search that person. It is almost identical to section 50. It is necessary because, for example, individuals might have on them handheld computers or computer disks which might contain items of electronic data which the police would wish to seize. Alternatively, they could be carrying a suitcase containing a bulk of correspondence which could not be examined in the street.

166.Part 2 of Schedule 1 is a list of powers of seizure conferred by various legislation to which section 51 will apply.

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