46 Detention after charge
46 Detention after charge

(1)     Where a person—

(a)     is charged with an offence; and

(b)     after being charged—

(i)     is kept in police detention; or

(ii)     is detained by a local authority in pursuance of arrangements made under section 38(6) above,

he shall be brought before a magistrates' court in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(2)     If he is to be brought before a magistrates' court [in the local justice] area in which the police station at which he was charged is situated, he shall be brought before such a court as soon as is practicable and in any event not later than the first sitting after he is charged with the offence.

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