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UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Act 2020


Section 28: Police powers

63.This section allows a constable to do anything an enforcement officer may do under sections 18 to 25. For example, this would allow a constable to seize, conceal or destroy unauthorised advertising within an event zone.

64.Subsection (2) extends the restrictions imposed on enforcement officers by sections 19, 21, 22 and 24 to constables. The restrictions only apply to the extent that they do not conflict with a constable’s powers under any other enactment or rule of law. Subsection (3) makes it clear that a constable does not require to be accompanied by another constable when using reasonable force or when entering a house.

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