Search Legislation

Police and Justice Act 2006

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Police powers

10Police bail

Schedule 6, which amends provisions in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60) that relate to bail—

(a)granted by a constable elsewhere than at a police station, or

(b)granted at a police station,

has effect.

11Power to detain pending DPP’s decision about charging

In section 37 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (duties of custody officer before charge), in paragraph (a) of subsection (7) (officer’s duties when he determines that there is sufficient evidence to charge), for “shall be released without charge and on bail for the purpose” there is substituted shall be—

(i)released without charge and on bail, or

(ii)kept in police detention,

for the purpose.

12Power to stop and search at aerodromes

In Part 3 of the Aviation Security Act 1982 (c. 36) (policing of airports), before section 25 there is inserted—

Power to stop and search at aerodromes
24BPower of constable to stop and search persons, vehicles etc

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, a constable may search—

(a)any person, vehicle or aircraft in an aerodrome, or

(b)anything which is in or on such a vehicle or aircraft,

for stolen or prohibited articles.

(2)This section does not give a constable power to search a person, vehicle or aircraft, or anything in or on a vehicle or aircraft, unless he has reasonable grounds for suspecting that he will find stolen or prohibited articles.

(3)For the purposes of exercising the power conferred by subsection (1) above, a constable may—

(a)enter any part of an aerodrome;

(b)detain a person, vehicle or aircraft;

(c)board an aircraft.

(4)If in the course of a search under subsection (1) above a constable discovers an article which he has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be a stolen or prohibited article, he may seize it.

(5)An article is prohibited for the purposes of this section if it is an article—

(a)made or adapted for use in the course of or in connection with criminal conduct, or

(b)intended by the person having it with him for such use by him or by some other person.

(6)In this section “criminal conduct” means conduct which—

(a)constitutes an offence in the part of the United Kingdom in which the aerodrome is situated, or

(b)would constitute an offence in that part of the United Kingdom if it occurred there.

(7)The powers conferred by this section on a constable are without prejudice to any powers exercisable by him apart from this section.

(8)The exercise of a power under this section does not require a warrant.

(9)Nothing in this section authorises a constable to enter a dwelling.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources