315. Enforcement, proceedings and penalties.

A constable who has reasonable grounds for suspecting that any person is committing an offence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, or that he has committed such an offence and evidence of the commission of the offence is to be found on him or any vehicle or article he has with him, may without warrant stop and search him and search any vehicle or article he has with him; and he may seize and detain for the purposes of proceedings anything which may be evidence of the commission of the offence, or may be liable to be forfeited1. The court before which any person is convicted of such an offence must order the forfeiture of any bad