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Police Reform Act 2002

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Power to take an arrested person to a police station

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34(1)Where a designation applies this paragraph to any person—

(a)the persons who, in the case of a person arrested by a constable in the relevant police area, are authorised for the purposes of subsection (1) of section 30 of the 1984 Act (procedure on arrest of person elsewhere than at a police station) to take the person arrested to a police station in that area shall include that person;

(b)that section shall have effect in relation to the exercise by that person of the power conferred by virtue of paragraph (a) as if the references to a constable in subsections (3), (4)(a) and (10) (but not the references in subsections (5) to (9)) included references to that person; and

(c)a person who is taking another person to a police station in exercise of the power conferred by virtue of paragraph (a)—

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

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

(iii)shall be entitled to use reasonable force to keep that person in his charge.

(2)Without prejudice to any designation under paragraph 26, where a person has another in his lawful custody by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph—

(a)he shall have the same powers under subsections (6A) and (6B) of section 54 of the 1984 Act (non-intimate searches) as a constable has in the case of a person in police detention—

(i)to carry out a search of the other person; and

(ii)to seize or retain, or cause to be seized or retained, anything found on such a search;

(b)subsections (6C) and (9) of that section (restrictions on power to seize personal effects and searches to be carried out by a member of the same sex) shall apply to the exercise by a person to whom this paragraph is applied of any power exercisable by virtue of this sub-paragraph as they apply to the exercise of the power in question by a constable.

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