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Space Industry Act 2018

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6(1)A constable who has reasonable cause to suspect that a person is intending to commit an offence under paragraph 1, 2, 3 or 4 in relation to a spacecraft may—

(a)prevent the person from embarking on the spacecraft or (as the case may be) the carrier aircraft by which it is to be carried;

(b)remove the person from that craft (if it has not yet been launched);

(c)arrest the person without warrant and detain him or her for so long as necessary to prevent the person from being on a flight in that craft.

(2)It is an offence for a person intentionally to obstruct a constable acting in the exercise of a power conferred by sub-paragraph (1).

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the operation in relation to an offence under this Act—

(a)in England and Wales, of sections 24 and 24A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (which confer powers to arrest without warrant) or section 3 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 (use of force in making arrest etc);

(b)in Scotland, of section 1 or 45 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (2016 asp 1);

(c)in Northern Ireland, of Articles 26 and 26A of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1341 (N.I. 12)) or section 3 of the Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967.

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