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Examination of documents: procedure.     88. - (1) Where a document or record is examined under section 87-
 
 
    (a) it shall not be photographed or copied, and
 
    (b) the person who examines it shall make a written record of the examination as soon as is reasonably practicable.
      (2) The record shall-
 
 
    (a) describe the document or record,
 
    (b) specify the object of the examination,
 
    (c) state the address of the premises where the document or record was found,
 
    (d) where the document or record was found in the course of a search of a person, state the person's name,
 
    (e) where the document or record was found in the course of a search of any premises, state the name of a person appearing to the person making the record to be the occupier of the premises or to have had custody or control of the document or record when it was found,
 
    (f) where the document or record is removed for examination from the place where it was found, state the date and time when it was removed, and
 
    (g) where the document or record was examined at the place where it was found, state the date and time of examination.
      (3) The record shall identify the person by whom the examination was carried out-
 
 
    (a) in the case of a constable, by reference to his police number, and
 
    (b) in the case of a member of Her Majesty's forces, by reference to his service number, rank and regiment.
      (4) Where a person makes a record of a search in accordance with this section, he shall as soon as is reasonably practicable supply a copy-
 
 
    (a) in a case where the document or record was found in the course of a search of a person, to that person, and
 
    (b) in a case where the document or record was found in the course of a search of any premises, to a person appearing to the person making the record to be the occupier of the premises or to have had custody or control of the document or record when it was found.
Power to stop and question.     89. - (1) An officer may stop a person for so long as is necessary to question him to ascertain-
 
 
    (a) his identity and movements;
 
    (b) what he knows about a recent explosion or another recent incident endangering life;
 
    (c) what he knows about a person killed or injured in a recent explosion or incident.
      (2) A person commits an offence if he-
 
 
    (a) fails to stop when required to do so under this section,
 
    (b) refuses to answer a question addressed to him under this section, or
 
    (c) fails to answer to the best of his knowledge and ability a question addressed to him under this section.
      (3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
 
      (4) In this section "officer" means-
 
 
    (a) a member of Her Majesty's forces on duty, or
 
    (b) a constable.
Power of entry.     90. - (1) An officer may enter any premises if he considers it necessary in the course of operations for the preservation of the peace or the maintenance of order.
 
      (2) In this section "officer" means-
 
 
    (a) a member of Her Majesty's forces on duty, or
 
    (b) a constable.
Taking possession of land, &c.     91. If the Secretary of State considers it necessary for the preservation of the peace or the maintenance of order, he may authorise a person-
 
 
    (a) to take possession of land or other property;
 
    (b) to take steps to place buildings or other structures in a state of defence;
 
    (c) to detain property or cause it to be destroyed or moved;
 
    (d) to carry out works on land of which possession has been taken by virtue of this section;
 
    (e) to take any other action which interferes with a public right or with a private right of property.
Road closure: permission.     92. - (1) If he considers it immediately necessary for the preservation of the peace or the maintenance of order, an officer may-
 
 
    (a) wholly or partly close a road;
 
    (b) divert or otherwise interfere with a road or the use of a road;
 
    (c) prohibit or restrict the exercise of a right of way;
 
    (d) prohibit or restrict the use of a waterway.
      (2) In this section "officer" means-
 
 
    (a) a member of Her Majesty's forces on duty,
 
    (b) a constable, or
 
    (c) a person authorised for the purposes of this section by the Secretary of State.
Sections 91 and 92: supplementary.     93. - (1) A person commits an offence if he interferes with-
 
 
    (a) works executed in connection with the exercise of powers conferred by virtue of section 91 or 92, or
 
    (b) any apparatus, equipment or other thing used in connection with the exercise of those powers.
      (2) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he had a reasonable excuse for his interference.
 
      (3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to-
 
 
    (a) imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months,
 
    (b) a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or
 
    (c) both.
      (4) An authorisation to exercise powers under section 91 or 92 may authorise-
 
 
    (a) the exercise of all those powers, or
 
    (b) the exercise of a specified power or class of powers.
      (5) An authorisation to exercise powers under section 91 or 92 may be addressed-
 
 
    (a) to specified persons, or
 
    (b) to persons of a specified class.
Road closure: direction.     94. - (1) If the Secretary of State considers it necessary for the preservation of the peace or the maintenance of order he may by order direct that a specified road-
 
 
    (a) shall be wholly closed,
 
    (b) shall be closed to a specified extent, or
 
    (c) shall be diverted in a specified manner.
      (2) A person commits an offence if he interferes with-
 
 
    (a) road closure works, or
 
    (b) road closure equipment.
      (3) A person commits an offence if-
 
 
    (a) he executes any bypass works within 200 metres of road closure works,
 
    (b) he has in his possession or under his control, within 200 metres of road closure works, materials or equipment suitable for executing bypass works, or
 
    (c) he knowingly permits on land occupied by him the doing or occurrence of anything which is an offence under paragraph (a) or (b).
      (4) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he had a reasonable excuse for his action, possession, control or permission.
 
      (5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to-
 
 
    (a) imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months,
 
    (b) a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or
 
    (c) both.
      (6) In this section-
 
 
    "bypass works" means works which facilitate the bypassing by vehicles of road closure works,
 
    "road closure equipment" means any apparatus, equipment or other thing used in pursuance of an order under this section in connection with the closure or diversion of a road, and
 
    "road closure works" means works executed in connection with the closure or diversion of a road specified in an order under this section (whether executed in pursuance of the order or in pursuance of power under an enactment to close or divert the road).
 
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