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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 47 – Common law power of search etc.

146.Section 47(1) similarly preserves any existing powers of a constable in relation to a person arrested and charged, for example, to search them, seize items in their possession and place them in an identification parade (this list is not exhaustive).

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