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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 54 – Abolition of pre-enactment powers of arrest

153.Section 54 provides that the only power of arrest which the police have to bring a person into police custody comes from Section 1 of this Act and Section 41(1) of the Terrorism Act 2000.

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