(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.
(3) If no magistrates' court [in that area] is due to sit
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