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Fraud Act 2006

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Paragraph 21 amends section 1(8) (on stop and search) by replacing the existing reference to section 15 of the 1968 Act with a reference to fraud contrary to section 1. The effect is that articles made or adapted for use in frauds will be “prohibited articles” and a constable may search vehicles for them under section 1(2) or seize them under section 1(6). (This does not obviate the need for section 6 of the Act as the possession of “prohibited articles” is not an offence under PACE.)

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