Subpart 5—Warrantless powers for evidential material relating to serious offences

15 Entry without warrant to find and avoid loss of evidential material relating to certain offences

A constable may enter and search a place without a warrant if he or she has reasonable grounds—

(a)

to suspect that an offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of 14 years or more has been committed, or is being committed, or is about to be committed; and

(b)

to believe—

(i)

that evidential material relating to the offence is in that place; and

(ii)

that, if entry is delayed in order to obtain a search warrant, the evidential material will be destroyed, concealed, altered, or damaged.