299. Powers of constables and justices of the peace.

If a constable suspects with reasonable cause that any person is committing or has committed an offence under Part I of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, he has power without warrant to stop and search that person, search or examine any thing he is using and seize and detain any thing which may be evidence of the commission of the offence1, and for the purpose of exercising such powers or of arresting a person for such offence, he may enter any land other than a dwelling house2. A constable may, for the purpose of assisting him in exercising