32 Search upon arrest
32 Search upon arrest

(1)     A constable may search an arrested person, in any case where the person to be searched has been arrested at a place other than a police station, if the constable has reasonable grounds for believing that the arrested person may present a danger to himself or others.

(2)     Subject to subsections (3) to (5) below, a constable shall also have power in any such case—

(a)     to search the arrested person for anything—

(i)     which he might use to assist him to escape from lawful custody; or

(ii)     which might be evidence relating to an offence; and

[(b)     if the offence for which he has been arrested is an indictable offence, to enter and search any premises in which he was when arrested or immediately before he was arrested for evidence relating to the offence].