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Police Reform Act 2002

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Powers of arrest

48Offences for which a person may be arrested without a warrant

(1)The 1984 Act shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(c) of section 24 (arrestable offences), for “to which subsection (2) below applies” there shall be substituted “listed in Schedule 1A”.

(3)For subsection (2) of that section there shall be substituted—

(2)Schedule 1A (which lists the offences referred to in subsection (1)(c)) shall have effect.

(4)In subsection (3) of that section (attempts)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “mentioned in subsection (2) above” there shall be substituted “listed in Schedule 1A”; and

(b)in paragraph (b), for “an offence under section 12(1) of the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)” there shall be substituted “one which is a summary offence”.

(5)After Schedule 1 there shall be inserted the Schedule set out in Schedule 6.

(6)This section has no effect in relation to offences committed before its commencement.

49Power of arrest in relation to failure to stop a vehicle

(1)In section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (failure to stop when required to do so by a constable in uniform), after subsection (3) there shall be inserted—

(4)A constable in uniform may arrest a person without warrant if he has reasonable cause to suspect that the person has committed an offence under this section.

(2)In section 17(1)(c) of the 1984 Act (power of entry to effect arrest for certain offences), after sub-paragraph (iii) there shall be inserted—

(iiia)section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (failure to stop when required to do so by a constable in uniform);.

(3)This section has no effect in relation to offences committed before its commencement.

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