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 o

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