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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

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Powers of search and seizure etc: constables

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3(1)A constable may exercise any of the powers under this paragraph, at a place that is not a port, in the case of a person whom the constable reasonably believes to be in possession of a passport to which this paragraph applies.

(2)This paragraph applies to a passport if—

(a)the passport was issued by or for Her Majesty’s Government,

(b)the Secretary of State has cancelled the passport on the basis that the person to whom it was issued has or may have been, or will or may become, involved in activities so undesirable that it is contrary to the public interest for the person to have access to passport facilities, and

(c)the passport is specified in an authorisation issued by the Secretary of State for the use of the powers under this paragraph.

(3)The powers are—

(a)to require the person to hand over all travel documents in his or her possession for inspection by the constable;

(b)to search for travel documents and to take possession of any that the constable finds;

(c)to inspect any travel document taken from the person and to retain it while its validity is checked;

(d)(subject to paragraph 4) to retain any travel document taken from the person that the constable believes to be invalid.

(4)The power under sub-paragraph (3)(b) is a power to search—

(a)the person;

(b)anything that the person has with him or her;

(c)any vehicle in which the constable believes the person to have been travelling or to be about to travel;

(d)any premises on which the constable is lawfully present.

(5)A constable—

(a)may if necessary use reasonable force for the purpose of exercising a power under this paragraph;

(b)may authorise a person to carry out on the constable’s behalf a search under this paragraph.

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