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No Warrant Needed

Hunting Act 2004

Search and seizure

(1) This section applies where a constable reasonably suspects that a person ("the suspect") is committing or has committed an offence under Part 1 of this Act.

(2) If the constable reasonably believes that evidence of the offence is likely to be found on the suspect, the constable may stop the suspect and search him.

(3) If the constable reasonably believes that evidence of the offence is likely to be found on or in a vehicle, animal or other thing of which the suspect appears to be in possession or control, the constable may stop and search the vehicle, animal or other thing.

(4) A constable may seize and detain a vehicle, animal or other thing if he reasonably believes that-

(a) it may be used as evidence in criminal proceedings for an offence under Part 1 of this Act, or
(b) it may be made the subject of an order under section 9.
(5) For the purposes of exercising a power under this section a constable may enter-

(a) land;
(b) premises other than a dwelling;
(c) a vehicle.
(6) The exercise of a power under this section does not require a warrant.

Well it is a serious crime and so old fashioned niceties have no place in a modern society....

Comments

Only one word needed, - Bastards

Just how exactly would Plod search an animal? I can see it now.... Would he pin it to a wall and search its pockets?

Or would it be "marigolds" and valve grinding paste?

Officer, this is my pitbull. Please exercise your right to search it.

sounds like the 'sus' law you had.

when Conservatives get in, you can use it against socialists.

not a huge issue .... frankly in The Englishman's & my part of the world, we are too busy shooting badgers to worry about it

I'm not current with the latest Brit slang.

Does "badgers" refer to some ethnic group? [he asked, hoping it means "pikeys"]

Or does the hunting ban cover them too?

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