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Case What Happened? What Legislation Does It
Apply To and How?
Police didn't give details of their The Power of Stop and
names or their station Search: Code A ­ Under
They searched Osman who then Section 1 to 7 of the PACE A
assaulted a police officer 1984
Osman QBD declared the search In order to carry out a lawful s
v unlawful so Osman was found not and search, police officers mu
DPP guilty of assault give details or their name,
station, why the search is bein
made as well as the grounds o
it.
A record must then be made a
the time of the Stop and Searc
or as soon as practicable
Police searched Michaels under The Power of Stop and
the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 Search: Code A ­ Under
Michaels put drugs in his mouth Section 1 to 7 of the PACE A
so police shouted at him not to 1984
Michaels
v swallow them which he did In order to carry out a lawful s
Highbury Corner Police didn't give details of their and search, police officers mu
Magistrates names or their station give details or their name,
Court The search was unlawful and so station, why the search is bein
the conviction was quashed made as well as the grounds o
it.
A record must then be made a
the time of the Stop and Searc
or as soon as practicable
Bibby, a bailiff was at a debtor's The Power of Arrest: Code G
property with a warrant to take ­ Under Section 24 of the
the debtor's possessions PACE Act 1984, amended by
The debtor called the police who the Serious Organised Crim
then arrested Bibby in regard to and Police Act 2005
breach of peace due to tempers Police must suspect that a
Bibby being raised and Bibby not person is committing, has
v leaving when police asked him committed or is about to comm
Essex Police to. a crime and use the necessity
He was released without any test
charges

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Bibby had not forced entry and
explained to the debtor the
reason for being there and als
had a warrant and therefore w
not breaching peace making t
arrest unlawful
Taylor was a 10 year old boy The Power of Arrest: Code G
who attended an antivivisection ­ Under Section 24 of the
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Police denied Grant the right to a Detention, treatment and
private consultation with a questioning of suspects:
solicitor Code C ­ Under the PACE A
R
The Court of Appeal held that 1984
v
Grant illegal conduct by the police Suspects have the right to a
would not be tolerated solicitor even though it can be
This was seen as so serious his delayed for up to 36 hours.…read more

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