(1) Subsection (3) applies if it appears to an investigating authority that there are circumstances suggesting that—
(a) . . .
(b) a person may be guilty of an offence under section [122F,] 177, [191F], 346 or 398(1) . . ..
(2) Subsection (3) also applies if it appears to an investigating authority that there are circumstances suggesting that—
(a) an offence under section 24(1) [. . .] [or under Part 7 of the Financial Services Act 2012] or under Part V of the Criminal Justice Act 1993 may have been committed;
(b) there may have been a breach of the general prohibition;
[(ba) an authorised person may have contravened section 20 in relation to a credit-related regulated activity;]
(c) there may have been a contravention of section 21 or 238; or
[(d) a person has contravened Article 14 (prohibition of insider dealing and of unlawful disclosure of inside information) or Article 15 (prohibition of market manipulation) of the market abuse regulation].
(3) The investigating authority may appoint one or more competent pe
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