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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 6 December 2019 to date (accessed 29 January 2020 at 19:15)
87K Power to search persons
(1) A police officer may, without a warrant, stop and search a person, and anything in the possession of or under the control of the person, if—(a) the person is in an area that is the target of an authorisation, or(b) the person is in or on a vehicle on a road that is the target of an authorisation.(2) Division 4 of Part 4 (except to the extent that it authorises strip searches) applies to the search of a person conducted under this section.(3) A police officer may detain a person for so long as is reasonably necessary to conduct a search under this section.