Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

87 Entry on premises

If a state of emergency is in force in any area, a Controller or a constable, or any person acting under the authority of a Controller or constable, may enter on, and if necessary break into, any premises or place within the area or district in respect of which the state of emergency is in force if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that the action is necessary for—

(a)

saving life, preventing injury, or rescuing and removing injured or endangered persons; or

(b)

permitting or facilitating the carrying out of any urgent measure for the relief of suffering or distress.

Compare: 1983 No 46 s 61

Section 87: amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).