269. Detention at ports.

269.     Detention at ports.

A designated immigration officer1 at a port2 may detain3 an individual if the immigration officer thinks that the individual may be liable to arrest by a constable4, may be liable to arrest by a constable4A if the act or omission had taken place in England, or is subject to a warrant for arrest5. A designated immigration officer who detains an individual:

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    (1)     must arrange for a constable or an officer belonging to the French Republic to attend as soon as is reasonably practicable6;

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    (2)     may search the individual for, and retain, anything that