Power of arrest and seizure in connection with Scottish offences

Policing and Crime Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 12th April 2016.

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‘(1) This section applies if a law enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence under the law of Scotland has been, or is being, committed on a ship in relation to which the powers conferred by this section are exercisable by virtue of section (

(2) The law enforcement officer may arrest without warrant anyone whom the officer has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be guilty of the offence.

(3) The law enforcement officer may seize and retain anything found on the ship which appears to the officer to be evidence of the offence, other than anything that the officer has reasonable grounds to believe to be an item subject to legal privilege.

(4) The power of a law enforcement officer under subsection (2) or (3) may be exercised on the ship or elsewhere.’—

Please see the explanatory statement for NC29.

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

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