Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 8 January 2015 to date (accessed 1 February 2015 at 22:42)
Part 18Section 231

231   Use of force in making an arrest

A police officer or other person who exercises a power to arrest another person may use such force as is reasonably necessary to make the arrest or to prevent the escape of the person after arrest.
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