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Animal Welfare Act 2006

Enforcement Powers

Section 24: Entry for purposes of arrest

116.This section adds the most serious offences under this Act (those in sections 4, 5, 6(1) and 6(2), 7 and 8(1) and 8(2)) to the list of offences in section 17(1)(c) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. This ensures the police have power to enter and search premises for the purposes of effecting an arrest in connection with these offences.

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