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Armed Forces Act 2006

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310Power to detain before dealing with section 309 offence
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(1)Where a court with power to deal with a person under section 309 does not immediately exercise that power, it may order a service policeman, an officer of a UK police force or a member of court staff to take the offender into service custody and detain him in service custody until the rising of the court.

(2)If at the end of that detention—

(a)the court considers that a decision whether to exercise that power should not be taken without a further hearing, and

(b)any of the conditions in subsection (4) is satisfied,

the court may give orders for the further detention of the offender in service custody.

(3)An authorisation of detention under subsection (2) ends not more than 48 hours after the time when the offender was first detained under subsection (1).

(4)The conditions referred to in subsection (2)(b) are—

(a)that the court is satisfied that there are substantial grounds for believing that the offender, if released from service custody, would—

(i)fail to attend any hearing in the proceedings against him;

(ii)commit an offence while released; or

(iii)interfere with witnesses or otherwise obstruct the course of justice, whether in relation to himself or any other person;

(b)that the court is satisfied that he should be kept in service custody for his own protection or, if he is aged under 17, for his own welfare or in his own interests;

(c)that the court is satisfied that it has not been practicable to obtain sufficient information for the purpose of deciding whether the condition in paragraph (a) or (b) is met.

(5)A person may use reasonable force, if necessary, in the exercise of any power arising from an order of a court under this section.

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