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Police Reform Act 2002

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Power to require giving of name and address

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2(1)Where an accredited person whose accreditation specifies that this paragraph applies to him has reason to believe that another person has committed a relevant offence in the relevant police area, he may require that other person to give him his name and address.

(2)A person who fails to comply with a requirement under sub-paragraph (1) is guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(3)In this paragraph “relevant offence”, in relation to any accredited person, means any offence which is—

(a)a relevant fixed penalty offence for the purposes of any powers exercisable by the accredited person by virtue of paragraph 1; or

(b)an offence the commission of which appears to the accredited person to have caused—

(i)injury, alarm or distress to any other person; or

(ii)the loss of, or any damage to, any other person’s property;

but the accreditation of an accredited person may provide that an offence is not to be treated as a relevant offence by virtue of paragraph (b) unless it satisfies such other conditions as may be specified in the accreditation.

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