58. Right to detain trespassing livestock.

Where livestock1 strays on to any land, the occupier of the land has not only a claim against the person to whom the livestock belongs for any damage it may there cause2, but also an immediate right to detain the livestock, provided that at the time it is not under anyone's control3.

The right of detention ceases:

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    (1)     at the end of a period of 48 hours, unless within that period notice of the detention has been given to the officer in charge of a police station and also, if the person exercising the right of detention knows to whom