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(1)A designated immigration officer at a port in F1... may detain an individual if the immigration officer thinks that the individual—
(a)may be liable to arrest by a constable under section 24(1), (2) or (3) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60) or F2...), or
[F3(aa)might be liable to arrest by a constable under section 24(1), (2) or (3) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 if the act or omission had taken place in England, or; ]
(b)is subject to a warrant for arrest.
F4(1A ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(2)A designated immigration officer who detains an individual—
(a)must arrange for a constable [F5 , an officer belonging to the French Republic or an officer belonging to the Kingdom of Belgium ] to attend as soon as is reasonably practicable,
(b)may search the individual for, and retain, anything that might be used to assist escape or to cause physical injury to the individual or another person,
(c)must retain anything found on a search which the immigration officer thinks may be evidence of the commission of an offence, and
(d)must, when the constable [F6 , the officer belonging to the French Republic or the officer belonging to the Kingdom of Belgium ] arrives, deliver to the constable [F6 , the officer belonging to the French Republic or the officer belonging to the Kingdom of Belgium ] the individual and anything retained on a search.
(3)An individual may not be detained under this section for longer than three hours.
(4)A designated immigration officer may use reasonable force for the purpose of exercising a power under this section.
F7(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(6)Detention under this section shall be treated as detention under the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77) for the purposes of Part 8 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33) (detained persons).
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