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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 22 – Under 18s to be kept in a place of safety prior to court

63.Section 22 provides that persons under 16 and those aged 16 and 17 subject to compulsory supervision orders who are being brought to court in accordance with section 21(2) are only kept in a police station in the circumstances prescribed in subsection (3) and a constable of the rank of inspector or above has certified accordingly.

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