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Entry and search of premises

S. 459A(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.16).

    (1)     A police officer may, for the purpose of arresting under section 458 or 459 or any other enactment a person whom he—

        (a)     believes on reasonable grounds—

              (i)     to have committed in Victoria a serious indictable offence;

              (ii)     to have committed an offence elsewhere which if committed in Victoria would be a serious indictable offence; or

              (iii)     to be escaping from legal custody; or

        (b)     finds committing a serious indictable offence—

enter and search any place where the police officer on reasonable grounds believes him to be.

S. 459A(2) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.16).

    (2)     In order to enter a place pursuant to subsection (1), a police officer may, if it is necessary to do so, use reasonable force.

    (3)     In this section serious indictable offence has the same meaning as it has in section 325.

S. 460 substituted by No. 8247 s. 2, amended by Nos 8410 s. 4, 9008 s. 2(1)(Sch. item 2(l)), substituted by No. 10076 s. 4(1), amended by No. 16/1986 s. 30, repealed by No. 37/1988 s. 4.

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S. 461 amended by No. 7546 s. 11, substituted by No. 8247 s. 2.

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