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Announcement before entry

             (1)  A constable must, before any person enters premises under a warrant or to arrest a person:

                     (a)  announce that he or she is authorised to enter the premises; and

                     (b)  give any person at the premises an opportunity to allow entry to the premises.

             (2)  A constable is not required to comply with subsection (1) if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that immediate entry to the premises is required to ensure:

                     (a)  the safety of a person (including a constable); or

                     (b)  that the effective execution of the warrant or the arrest is not frustrated.

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