39 Responsibilities in relation to persons detained
39 Responsibilities in relation to persons detained

(1)     Subject to subsections (2) and (4) below, it shall be the duty of the custody officer at a police station to ensure—

(a)     that all persons in police detention at that station are treated in accordance with this Act and any code of practice issued under it and relating to the treatment of persons in police detention; and

(b)     that all matters relating to such persons which are required by this Act or by such codes of practice to be recorded are recorded in the custody records relating to such persons.

(2)     If the custody officer, in accordance with any code of practice issued under this Act, transfers or permits the transfer of a person in police detention—

(a)     to the custody of [another police officer at the police station where the person is in police detention, for the purpose of an interview that is part of the investigation of an offence for which the person is in police detention or otherwise in connection with the investigation of such an offence]; or

(b)     to the custody of an officer who has charge of that person outside the police station,

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