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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 48: Power to stop and detain vehicles

This section allows a constable in uniform or an inspector if he is accompanied by such a constable, to stop and detain vehicles to search for animals in distress and gather evidence where there is reasonable suspicion that a relevant offence has been committed.

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