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Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 1 July 2018 to date (accessed 23 July 2018 at 18:16)
Part 2A Division 2 Section 24F
24F   Search warrant
(1)  In this section:
authorised officer has the same meaning as it has in the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.
(2)  An inspector may apply to an authorised officer for a search warrant if the inspector has reasonable grounds for believing that there is, in or on any land:
(a)  an animal in respect of which an offence against this Act or the regulations is being or has been committed or is about to be committed, or
(b)  evidence of an offence against this Act or the regulations that has been committed.
(3)  An authorised officer to whom an application is made under subsection (2) may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising an inspector named in the warrant, together with any person so named:
(a)  to enter and search the land, and
(b)  to exercise any functions of an inspector under this Division in or on the land.
(4)  Division 4 of Part 5 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 applies to a search warrant issued under this section.