Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007

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4(1)An officer may—N.I.

(a)stop a person in a public place, and

(b)search him for the purpose of ascertaining whether he has munitions unlawfully with him or wireless apparatus with him.

(2)An officer may search a person—

(a)who is not in a public place, and

(b)whom the officer reasonably suspects to have munitions unlawfully with him or to have wireless apparatus with him.

(3)A member of Her Majesty's forces may search a person entering or found in a dwelling entered under paragraph 2.