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Power to use reasonable force to detain personE+W

4(1)[F1Sub-paragraph (3) applies] where a designation—

(a)applies this paragraph to a person to whom any or all of paragraphs 1 to 3 are also applied; and

(b)[F2sets out matters] in respect of which that person has the power conferred by this paragraph.

(2)The matters that may be set out in a designation [F3as matters] in respect of which a person has the power conferred by this paragraph shall be confined to—

(a)offences that are relevant penalty notice offences for the purposes of the application of paragraph 1 to the designated person;

(b)offences that are relevant offences [F4or relevant licensing offences] for the purposes of the application of paragraph [F51A or] 2 to the designated person; and

(c)behaviour that constitutes acting in an anti-social manner (within the meaning of section 1 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37) (anti-social behaviour orders)).

(3)In any case in which a person to whom this paragraph applies has imposed a requirement on any other person under [F6paragraph 1A(3)] or 3(1) in respect of anything appearing to him to be a matter set out in the designation, he may use reasonable force to prevent that other person from making off [F7and to keep him under control] while he is either—

(a)subject to a requirement imposed in that case by the designated person under sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 2; or

(b)accompanying the designated person to a police station in accordance with an election made in that case under sub-paragraph (4) of that paragraph.

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I1Sch. 4 para. 4 wholly in force at 23.12.2004; Sch. 4 para. 4 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 108(2); Sch. 4 para. 4 in force for specified areas only at 2.12.2002 by S.I. 2002/2750, art. 3; Sch. 4 para. 4 in force in so far as not already in force at 23.12.2004 by S.I. 2004/3338, art. 2(c)

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