Searching an arrested person

The police and criminal evidence act 1984 section 32 sets out the provisions for the police to search a person after arrest.

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Section 32 sets out the provisions for the police to search a person after arrest.

Search after arrest can take place when the police:

  • Believe you may be in danger to yourself or others.

  • Suspect you may be carrying an item that could help you escape.

  • Think you may be carrying something that could be used as evidence of crime.

  • Need to check the belongings you have brought to the police station.

 

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