334 Application for warrant for entry for search

(1)

An issuing officer (within the meaning of section 3 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012) who, on an application made in the manner provided in subpart 3 of Part 4 of that Act, is satisfied that there is reasonable ground for believing that there is in, on, under, or over any place or vehicle anything—

(a)

in respect of which an offence has been or is suspected of having been committed against this Act or regulations that is punishable by imprisonment; or

(b)

which there is reasonable grounds to believe will be evidence of an offence against this Act or regulations that is punishable by imprisonment; or

(c)

anything which there is reasonable ground to believe is intended to be used for the purpose of committing an offence against this Act or regulations that is punishable by imprisonment—

may issue a warrant authorising the entry and search of any place or vehicle.

(2)

The provisions of Part 4 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 apply.

(3)

Despite subsection (2), sections 118 and 119 of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 apply only in respect of a constable.

Section 334(1): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 300(2)(a) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).

Section 334(1): amended, on 1 October 2012, by section 300(2)(b) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).

Section 334(2): replaced, on 1 October 2012, by section 300(3) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).

Section 334(3): replaced, on 1 October 2012, by section 300(3) of the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 (2012 No 24).