V5.241 Power of arrest

The concept of 'arrestable offence' was removed from the statute book by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 with effect from 1 January 2006. PACE 1984, s 24 was substituted1 by the current version, which gives a constable the power of arrest in certain circumstances. This power is extended, in modified form, to HMRC officers, in relation to 'relevant investigations2' by SI 2015/1783, art 3(1), Schs 1, 2. As a result, an HMRC officer may arrest without a warrant anyone whom he has grounds for suspecting is guilty of an offence3. Thus is subject to the proviso that the officer must reasonable grounds for believing that

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