[55A X-rays and ultrasound scans]
[55A X-rays and ultrasound scans]

[(1)     If an officer of at least the rank of inspector has reasonable grounds for believing that a person who has been arrested for an offence and is in police detention—

(a)     may have swallowed a Class A drug, and

(b)     was in possession of it with the appropriate criminal intent before his arrest,

the officer may authorise that an x-ray is taken of the person or an ultrasound scan is carried out on the person (or both).

(2)     An x-ray must not be taken of a person and an ultrasound scan must not be carried out on him unless the appropriate consent has been given in writing.

(3)     If it is proposed that an x-ray is taken or an ultrasound scan is carried out, an appropriate officer must inform the person who is to be subject to it—

(a)     of the giving of the authorisation for it, and

(b)     of the grounds for giving the authorisation.

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