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Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

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(1)This section applies if a magistrates' court makes an order under section 2.

(2)A constable or an authorised person may—

(a)enter the premises in respect of which the order is made;

(b)do anything reasonably necessary to secure the premises against entry by any person.

(3)A person acting under subsection (2) may use reasonable force.

(4)But a constable or authorised person seeking to enter the premises for the purposes of subsection (2) must, if required to do so by or on behalf of the owner, occupier or other person in charge of the premises, produce evidence of his identity and authority before entering the premises.

(5)A constable or authorised person may also enter the premises at any time while the order has effect for the purpose of carrying out essential maintenance of or repairs to the premises.

(6)In this section and in section 4 an authorised person is a person authorised by the chief officer of police for the area in which the premises are situated.

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