Immigration Act 1987

  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
134 Arrests by members of Police
  • (1) It is the duty of every member of the Police when arresting any person without warrant under any of the provisions of Part 2 of this Act—

    • (a) to inform the person at the time of the arrest, unless in all the circumstances it is impracticable to do so, of the reason for the arrest, and that the arrest does not relate to a criminal matter; and

    • (b) in the case of a member of the Police who is not in uniform, to produce the member's badge or other evidence of being a member of the Police.

    (2) A failure to fulfil either of the duties mentioned in subsection (1) of this section shall not of itself deprive the member of the Police, or any assistant, of protection from criminal responsibility, but shall be relevant to any inquiry whether the arrest might not have been effected by reasonable means in a less violent manner.

    (3) A member of the Police is not guilty of an offence and is not liable to any civil proceedings in respect of the arrest by that member of any person pursuant to any of the provisions of Part 2 or Part 3 or Part 4 of this Act if the member of the Police has reasonable and probable grounds for believing that the provision applies to that person.