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Police Reform Act 2002

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Power to transfer persons into custody of investigating officers

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22(1)Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person, the custody officer for a designated police station in the relevant police area may transfer or permit the transfer to him of a person in police detention for an offence which is being investigated by the person to whom this paragraph applies.

(2)A person into whose custody another person is transferred under sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)shall be treated for all purposes as having that person in his lawful custody;

(b)shall be under a duty to prevent his escape; and

(c)shall be entitled to use reasonable force to keep that person in his custody.

(3)Where a person is transferred into the custody of a person to whom this paragraph applies, in accordance with sub-paragraph (1), subsections (2) and (3) of section 39 of the 1984 Act shall have effect as if—

(a)references to the transfer of a person in police detention into the custody of a police officer investigating an offence for which that person is in police detention were references to that person’s transfer into the custody of the person to whom this paragraph applies; and

(b)references to the officer to whom the transfer is made and to the officer investigating the offence were references to the person to whom this paragraph applies.

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