28Liability of SOCA for acts of seconded staff etc.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)SOCA is liable in respect of unlawful conduct of persons to whom this section applies in the carrying out, or the purported carrying out, of their functions as such persons in the same manner as an employer is liable in respect of any unlawful conduct of his employees in the course of their employment.
(2)In the case of any such unlawful conduct of persons to whom this section applies which is a tort, SOCA is accordingly to be treated as a joint tortfeasor.
This subsection does not apply to Scotland.
(3)This section applies to—
(a)any constable or other person who has been seconded to SOCA to serve as a member of its staff, and
(b)any constable or other person who has been provided for the assistance of SOCA under section 23, 24 or 25.