(1) In this Part, “the 1984 Act” means the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c 60).
(2) In section 1(8) of the 1984 Act (offences for purpose of definition of prohibited article), at the end of paragraph (d) there is inserted
(e) offences under section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 (destroying or damaging property).”
In section 16 of the 1984 Act (execution of warrants), after subsection (2) there is inserted—
“(2A) A person so authorised has the same powers as the constable whom he accompanies in respect of—
(a) the execution of the warrant, and
(b) the seizure of anything to which the warrant relates.
(2B) But he may exercise those powers only in the company, and under the supervision, of a constable.”
. . .
(1) Section 30 of the 1984 Act (arrest elsewhere than at police station) is amended as follows.
(2) For subsection (1) there is substituted—
“(1) Subsection (1A) applies where a person is, at any place other than a police station—
(a) arrested by a constable for an offence, or
(b) taken into custody by a constable after being arrested for an offence by a person other than a constable.
(1A) The person must be taken by a constable to a police station as soon as practicable after the arrest.
(1B) Subsection (1A) has effect subject to section 30A (release on bail) and subsection (7) (release without bail).”
(3) In subsection (2) for “subsection (1)” there is substituted “subsection (1A)”.
(4) For subsection (7) there is substituted—
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