(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—
“(7) A person arrested by a constable at any place other than a police station must be released without bail if the condition in subsection (7A) is satisfied.
(7A) The condition is that, at any time before the person arrested reaches a police station, a constable is satisfied that there are no grounds for keeping him under arrest or releasing him on bail under section 30A.”
(5) For subsections (10) and (11) there is substituted—
“(10) Nothing in subsection (1A) or in section 30A prevents a constable delaying taking a person to a police station or releasing him on bail if the condition in subsection (10A) is satisfied.
(10A) The condition is that the presence of the person at a place (other than a police station) is necessary in order to carry out such investigations as it is reasonable to carry out immediately.
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