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Stop and Search
Sections 1-7 of PACE(Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) govern stop and search.

Codes of Practiceare important in court, however not legally binding.

Section 1 of PACE:
A constable may:

(A) Search any person or vehicle or anything which is in or on a vehicle
for stolen…

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Removal of Clothing
Section 2 of PACE
A constable cannot require a person in public to remove anything
other than JOG .
Removal of more than JOG
If on reasonable grounds a more thorough search is necessary, then
it must be:
a) In a private place
b) By the same…

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