Part 4Police powers etc.

Chapter 2Provisions modifying and supplementing police powers

Powers of arrest

48Offences for which a person may be arrested without a warrant

(1)The 1984 Act shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)(c) of section 24 (arrestable offences), for “to which subsection (2) below applies” there shall be substituted “listed in Schedule 1A”.

(3)For subsection (2) of that section there shall be substituted—

(2)Schedule 1A (which lists the offences referred to in subsection (1)(c)) shall have effect.

(4)In subsection (3) of that section (attempts)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “mentioned in subsection (2) above” there shall be substituted “listed in Schedule 1A”; and

(b)in paragraph (b), for “an offence under section 12(1) of the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60)” there shall be substituted “one which is a summary offence”.

(5)After Schedule 1 there shall be inserted the Schedule set out in Schedule 6.

(6)This section has no effect in relation to offences committed before its commencement.