301. Taking of samples by constable.

A constable who suspects with reasonable cause that a specimen1 found by him2 is one in respect of which an offence under Part I of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 19813 is being or has been committed may require the taking from it of a sample4.

A constable who suspects with reasonable cause that an offence under Part I of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is being or has been committed in respect of any specimen (the 'relevant specimen') may require any person to make available for the taking of a sample any specimen (other than the relevant specimen)