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11 Dealing with the Police - updated version available September 16
3. If you are stopped and searched
The police have powers to stop and search you in many situations. The rules on when they can do so, and how long they can stop you for, are complicated. See 'When a search becomes an assault' for an explanation of the rules.
This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Liberty.
The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.
Leaflet Version: August 2017
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