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Licensing Act 1872

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35A constable may at all times enter on any licensed premises, he may also examine every room and part of such premises, and take an account of all intoxicating liquor stored therein. Any justice of the peace, if satisfied by information on oath that there is reasonable ground to believe that any intoxicating liquor is sold by retail or exposed or kept for sale by retail at any place "within his jurisdiction, whether a building or not in which such liquor is not authorised to be sold by retail, may in his discretion grant a warrant under his hand, by virtue whereof it shall be lawful for any constable named in such warrant, at any time or times within one month from the date thereof, to enter, and, if need be, by force, the place named in the warrant, and every part thereof, and examine the same and search for intoxicating liquor therein, and seize and remove any intoxicating liquor found therein, which there is reasonable ground to suppose is in such place for the purpose of unlawful sale at that or any other place, and the vessels" containing such liquor. Every person who, by himself, or by any person in his employ or acting by his direction or with his consent, refuses or fails to admit any constable demanding to enter in pursuance of this section into any premises or place occupied by or under the control of such person, or who having admitted such constable refuses or fails to allow him to take an account of any intoxicating liquor found therein, or to furnish him with such light or assistance as he may require, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding for the first offence five pounds, and for the second and every subsequent offence ten pounds. Any conviction for an offence under this section shall, in the case of a licensed person, be recorded on the license of the person convicted.

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