New Clause 20

– in a Public Bill Committee at 1:45 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Arrest without warrant

‘(1) This section applies if a power of arrest is attached to a provision of an injunction under this Part.

(2) A constable may arrest without warrant a person whom the constable has reasonable cause to suspect to be in breach of the provision.

(3) If a constable arrests a person under subsection (2), the constable must inform the person who applied for the injunction.

(4) A person arrested under subsection (2) must be brought before a relevant judge within the period of 24 hours beginning with the time of the arrest.

(5) If the matter is not disposed of when the person is brought before the judge, the judge may remand the person.

(6) In calculating when the period of 24 hours mentioned in subsection (4) ends, Christmas Day, Good Friday and any Sunday are to be disregarded.

(7) In this Part “relevant judge”, in relation to an injunction, means—

(a) where the injunction was granted by the High Court, a judge of that court;

(b) where the injunction was granted by a county court, a judge or district judge of that or any other county court.’.—(Mr. Campbell.)

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.