62 Intimate samples
62 Intimate samples

(1)     [Subject to section 63B below,] an intimate sample may be taken from a person in police detention only—

(a)     if a police officer of at least the rank of [inspector] authorises it to be taken; and

(b)     if the appropriate consent is given.

[(1A)     An intimate sample may be taken from a person who is not in police detention but from whom, in the course of the investigation of an offence, two or more non-intimate samples suitable for the same means of analysis have been taken which have proved insufficient—

(a)     if a police officer of at least the rank of [inspector] authorises it to be taken; and

(b)     if the appropriate consent is given.]

(2)     An officer may only give an authorisation [under subsection (1) or (1A) above] if he has reasonable grounds—

(a)     for suspecting the involvement of the person from whom the sample is to be taken in a [recordable offence]; and

(b)     for believing that the sample will tend to confirm or disprove his involvement.

[(2A)     An intimate sample may be taken from a person where—

(a)     two or more non-intimate samples suitable for the same means of analysis have

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