53 Abolition of certain powers of constables to search persons
53 Abolition of certain powers of constables to search persons

(1)     Subject to subsection (2) below, there shall cease to have effect any Act (including a local Act) passed before this Act in so far as it authorises—

(a)     any search by a constable of a person in police detention at a police station; or

(b)     an intimate search of a person by a constable;

and any rule of common law which authorises a search such as is mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above is abolished.

(2)     . . .