PACE: Section 18

Section 18 allows a constable (in uniform or otherwise) to enter and search any premises occupied or controlled by a person who is under arrest for an indictable offence if he has reasonable grounds for suspecting there is on the premises, other than items subject to legal privilege, that relates to that offence or some other arrestable offence connected with or similar to that offence.

A constable may conduct such a search before taking the person to a police station and without the written authority of an other inspector rank or above if the presence of that person at a place other than a police station is necessary for the effective investigation of that offence.

Section 18 (MoJ)


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