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LAW ENFORCEMENT (POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES) ACT 2002 - SECT 126

Provision of information to friend, relative or guardian

126 Provision of information to friend, relative or guardian

(cf Crimes Act 1900 , s 356Q)

(1) The custody manager for a detained person or protected suspect must inform the person orally of any request for information as to the whereabouts of the person made by a person who claims to be a friend, relative or guardian of the detained person or protected suspect.
(2) The custody manager must provide, or arrange for the provision of, that information to the person who made the request unless--
(a) the detained person or protected suspect does not agree to that information being provided, or
(b) the custody manager believes on reasonable grounds that the person requesting the information is not a friend, relative or guardian of the detained person or protected suspect, or
(c) the custody manager believes on reasonable grounds that doing so is likely to result in--
(i) an accomplice of the detained person or protected suspect avoiding arrest, or
(ii) the concealment, fabrication, destruction or loss of evidence or the intimidation of a witness, or
(iii) hindering the recovery of any person or property concerned in the offence under investigation, or
(iv) bodily injury being caused to any other person.



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