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CRIMES (AMENDMENT) ACT (NO. 2) 1997 (NO. 23 OF 1997) - SECT 7

Power of arrest without warrant by police officers

7. Section 349W of the Principal Act is amended—

    (a)     by inserting after subsection (1) the following subsection:

“(1A) A police officer may, without warrant, arrest a person for a domestic violence offence if the police officer believes on reasonable grounds that the person has committed or is committing the offence.”;

    (b)     by inserting in paragraph (2) (a) “or (1A)” after “subsection (1)”; and

    (c)     by inserting in subparagraph (2) (b) (ii) “in the case of a person arrested under subsection (1)—” before “holding”.

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