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Armed Forces Act 2006

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Section 319: Certificates in connection with transfer to service custody etc

630.This section allows the Secretary of State to make a provision requiring a certificate in respect of a person who having been apprehended by the civil authorities is either delivered into service custody or released by them. The Secretary of State may make regulations by statutory instrument that set out matters such as the details the certificates should record. For example, a record of whether the person was wearing uniform may be useful evidence as to whether he was absent without leave or had actually deserted.

Section 320: Power to use reasonable force

631.When an arrest is effected by a police officer he may use such force as is reasonable to apprehend the suspect.

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