Stop and search guide to your rights
A page of information about police stop and search powers in the UK and your rights when you are stopped and searched.
Date Written:  2006-10-14
Year Published:  2006
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16366

What is a ‘Stop and Search’? Police officers can stop and talk to you at any time. But they should only search you if they suspect you are carrying: Drugs, Weapons, Stolen property, Tools which could be used to commit a crime.

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