A civilian policeman1 may arrest without a warrant a person ('a relevant suspect') who is reasonably suspected of being a person subject to service law2 who has deserted3 or is absent without leave4.
If an authorised person5 is satisfied by evidence given under oath or affirmation that a relevant suspect is or is reasonably suspected of being within his jurisdiction, he may issue a warrant for the arrest of the relevant suspect6.
A person arrested under these provisions
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