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 Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984 S1

 Stolen goods;articles made, adapted or intended for use in the course of or in connection with, certain offences under the Theft Act 1968, Fraud Act and Criminal Damage Act 1971;

Offensive weapons, bladed or sharply-pointed articles (except folding pocket knives with a blade, cutting edge not exceeding 3 inches;

Fireworks: Category 4 (display grade) fireworks if possible prohibited, adult fireworks in possession of a person under 18 in a public place.

 Persons and vehicles  Where there is public access
 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 S23

 Controlled drugs

 Persons and vehicles  Anywhere
 Section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1984

 Offensive weapons or dangerous instruments to prevent incidents of serious violence or to deal with the carrying of such items which have been used in incidents of serious violence

 Persons and vehicles  Anywhere within a locality authorised under subsection (1)

 

 

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