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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 90: Entry for purpose of arrest etc by a service policeman

195.This section sets out the circumstances in which a service policeman can, without a warrant, enter and search service living accommodation or other premises occupied by persons subject to service law or civilians subject to service discipline (or reasonably believed to be such persons) to arrest a person he reasonably believes to be there at the time. The powers of entry and search extend to communal areas of premises in multiple occupation, such as barrack accommodation or blocks of flats.

196.Subsection (4) sets out additional powers for a service policeman to enter the same premises to save life or limb or prevent serious damage to property.

197.Subsection (5) limits the power of search to what is reasonably required for the purpose for which the power of entry is exercised.

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