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56.—(1) Any sheriff or justice, upon information on oath that there is probable cause to suspect that—
(a)a breach of any of the provisions of this Order has been committed; or
(b)any fish illegally taken, or any illegal nets, engines or other instruments are concealed,
on any premises or in any vehicle, may by warrant under his or her hand authorize and empower any constable or water bailiff to enter such premises or vehicle, if necessary by force, for the purpose of detecting such offence, or such concealed fish or instruments, and to seize all illegal nets, engines or other instruments, or any fish illegally taken, that may be found on such premises or in such vehicle.
(2) A warrant granted under this article—
(a)may specify the time or times in the day or night at which it may be exercised; and
(b)shall not continue in force for more than one week from the date on which it is granted.
(3) A person authorised by a warrant issued under paragraph (1) to search any premises or any vehicle may search every person who is found in, or whom he or she has reasonable ground to believe to have recently left or to be about to enter, those premises or that vehicle, as the case may be.
(4) No person shall in pursuance of any search authorised by this article be searched except by a person of the same sex.
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