2 Provisions relating to search under section 1 and other powers
2 Provisions relating to search under section 1 and other powers

(1)     A constable who detains a person or vehicle in the exercise—

(a)     of the power conferred by section 1 above; or

(b)     of any other power—

(i)     to search a person without first arresting him; or

(ii)     to search a vehicle without making an arrest,

need not conduct a search if it appears to him subsequently—

(i)     that no search is required; or

(ii)     that a search is impracticable.

(2)     If a constable contemplates a search, other than a search of an unattended vehicle, in the exercise—

(a)     of the power conferred by section 1 above; or

(b)     of any other power, except the power conferred by section 6 below and the power conferred by section 27(2) of the Aviation Security Act 1982—

(i)     to search a person without first arresting him; or

(ii)     to search a vehicle without making an arrest,

it shall be his duty, subject to subsection (4) below, to take reasonable steps before he commences the search to bring to the attention of the appropriate person—