44 Extension of warrants of further detention
44 Extension of warrants of further detention

(1)     On an application on oath made by a constable and supported by an information a magistrates' court may extend a warrant of further detention issued under section 43 above if it is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the further detention of the person to whom the application relates is justified.

(2)     Subject to subsection (3) below, the period for which a warrant of further detention may be extended shall be such period as the court thinks fit, having regard to the evidence before it.

(3)     The period shall not—

(a)     be longer than 36 hours; or

(b)     end later than 96 hours after the relevant time.