Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

115Power to stop and search for prohibited fireworks

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(1)Section 1 of PACE (powers of constables to stop and search) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), for “or any article to which subsection (8A) below applies” substitute “, any article to which subsection (8A) below applies or any firework to which subsection (8B) below applies”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “or any article to which subsection (8A) below applies” substitute “, any article to which subsection (8A) below applies or any firework to which subsection (8B) below applies”.

(4)In subsection (6), for “or an article to which subsection (8A) below applies” substitute “, an article to which subsection (8A) below applies or a firework to which subsection (8B) below applies”.

(5)After subsection (8A) insert—

(8B)This subsection applies to any firework which a person possesses in contravention of a prohibition imposed by fireworks regulations.

(8C)In this section—

(a)“firework” shall be construed in accordance with the definition of “fireworks” in section 1(1) of the Fireworks Act 2003; and

(b)“fireworks regulations” has the same meaning as in that Act.