[54C Power to retain articles seized]
[54C Power to retain articles seized]

[(1)     Except as provided by subsections (2) and (3), a constable may retain a thing seized under section 54B until the time when the person from whom it was seized leaves the police station.

(2)     A constable may retain a thing seized under section 54B in order to establish its lawful owner, where there are reasonable grounds for believing that it has been obtained in consequence of the commission of an offence.

(3)     If a thing seized under section 54B may be evidence of, or in relation to, an offence, a constable may retain it—

(a)     for use as evidence at a trial for an offence; or

(b)     for forensic examination or for investigation in connection with an offence.