147. Entry, search under warrant and power of arrest.

147.     Entry, search under warrant and power of arrest.

A justice of the peace may, on the application of an inspector1 or constable2, issue a warrant authorising an inspector or a constable to enter premises3, if necessary using reasonable force, in order to search for evidence of the commission of a relevant offence4. The power to issue a warrant is exercisable only if the justice of the peace is satisfied:

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    (1)     that there are reasonable grounds for believing that a relevant offence has been committed on the premises or that evidence of the commission of a relevant