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12.—(1) When enforcement officers enter premises by virtue of regulation 11(3)(a), they may take with them such other persons and such equipment or materials as they reasonably consider it necessary or expedient to have with them—
(a)for the purpose of establishing whether or not batteries or appliances are infringing goods; and
(b)to assist them in exercising any of their powers under regulation 11(3)(b) and (c).
(2) Enforcement officers who enter any premises by virtue of regulation 11(3)(a) may direct that those premises, or any part of them, or anything in them, shall be left undisturbed for so long, and to such extent, as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of the exercise of any of their powers under regulation 11(3)(b) and (c).
(3) Where enforcement officers leave any premises that they have entered by virtue of regulation 11(3)(a) and such premises are unoccupied or their occupier is temporarily absent, they shall leave them as effectively secured against a trespasser as they found them.
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