294F. Retention and disposal or return of items

The following provisions are not yet in force unless otherwise stated. An item which has been seized1 may be retained for as long as is necessary in all the circumstances and in particular for use as evidence at a trial for a relevant offence or for forensic examination or for investigation in connection with a relevant offence2.

A police officer3 or an accredited civilian officer may apply to the appropriate court4 for the forfeiture of an item which has been retained5. The item is to be retained while proceedings on such an application are in progress6. Where an application