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1. When can a police officer stop and search?

  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer has reasonable grounds for believing that he has prohibited articles stolen goods or equipment for burglary or criminal damage (including fireworks under SOCPA 2005)
  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer is trying to reduce crime by searching everyone who looks dodgy
  • If the person is in a private area and the police officer has reasonable grounds for believing that he has prohibited articles stolen goods or equipment for burglary or criminal damage (including fireworks under SOCPA 2005)
  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer has reasonable grounds for believing that he is acting suspiciously, late at night
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2. Code A says what?

  • Gives guidelines for arrest
  • A police officer can ask a person to remove headgear and shoes
  • Reasonable suspicion cannot be based purely on someones looks or criminal record
  • A police officer must give his name and station on the search

3. Arrest for breach of peace is preserved under section

  • 28
  • 26
  • 27
  • 25

4. Arrest with a warrant?

  • S.47 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
  • S.8 Magistrates Court Act
  • S. 14 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
  • S.1 Magistrates Court Act

5. Code G

  • sets out the limitations using a necessity test
  • gives guidelines for arrest
  • defines what reasonable suspicion is not
  • gives a person their rights during detention

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