17 Entry for purpose of arrest etc

Entry and search without search warrant

17  Entry for purpose of arrest etc

(1)     Subject to the following provisions of this section, and without prejudice to any other enactment, a constable may enter and search any premises for the purpose—

(a)     of executing—

(i)     a warrant of arrest issued in connection with or arising out of criminal proceedings; or

(ii)     a warrant of commitment issued under section 76 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980;

(b)     of arresting a person for an [indictable] offence;

(c)     of arresting a person for an offence under—

(i)     section 1 (prohibition of uniforms in connection with political objects) . . . of the Public Order Act 1936;

(ii)     any enactment contained in sections 6 to 8 or 10 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 (offences relating to entering and remaining on property);

[(iii)     section 4 of the Public Order Act 1986 (fear or provocation of violence);]

[(iiia)     section 4 (driving etc when under influence of drink or drugs) or 163 (failure to stop when required to do so by constable in uniform) of the Road Traffic Act 198

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