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Police Reform Act 2002

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Power to stop and search vehicles etc. in authorised areas

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15(1)Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person—

(a)that person shall, in any authorised area within the relevant police area, have all the powers of a constable in uniform by virtue of section 44(1)(a) and (d) and (2)(b) and 45(2) of the Terrorism Act 2000 (powers of stop and search)—

(i)to stop and search vehicles;

(ii)to search anything in or on a vehicle or anything carried by the driver of a vehicle or any passenger in a vehicle;

(iii)to search anything carried by a pedestrian; and

(iv)to seize and retain any article discovered in the course of a search carried out by him or by a constable by virtue of any provision of section 44(1) or (2) of that Act;

and

(b)the references to a constable in subsections (1) and (4) of section 45 of that Act (which relate to the exercise of those powers) shall have effect in relation to the exercise of any of those powers by that person as references to that person.

(2)A person shall not exercise any power of stop, search or seizure by virtue of this paragraph except in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable.

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