(1) Subject to subsection (4) below, anything which has been seized by a constable or taken away by a constable following a requirement made by virtue of section 19 or 20 above may be retained so long as is necessary in all the circumstances.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above—
(a) anything seized for the purposes of a criminal investigation may be retained, except as provided by subsection (4) below,—
(i) for use as evidence at a trial for an offence; or
(ii) for forensic examination or for investigation in connection with an offence; and
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