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Armed Forces Act 2006

Arrest for service offences
Section 313: Arrest by civilian police under warrant of judge advocate

622.This section permits judge advocates to issue warrants to the civilian police forces of the UK or any British overseas territory for the arrest of persons reasonably suspected of having committed service offences. There is an obligation on those making an arrest under such a warrant to transfer the arrested person into service custody as soon as practicable. Further rules as to the practice and procedure which are to apply when arrest warrants are issued under this section may be made by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument.

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