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Powers - PACE

Section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 allows police the power to stop and search persons, vehicles etc.

An officer may use any power given by Section 1 PACE —

(a) in any place to which at the time when he proposes to exercise the power the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission;
(b) in any other place to which people have ready access at the time when he proposes to exercise the power but which is not a dwelling.

 

Read further information about Section1 PACE

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