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CRIMES (ADMINISTRATION OF SENTENCES) REGULATION 2014 - REG 174

Preservation of scenes of serious indictable offences and serious incidents

174 Preservation of scenes of serious indictable offences and serious incidents

(1) The governor of a correctional centre must take all reasonable steps to preserve from interference--
(a) any place within the centre--
(i) where a serious indictable offence has been, or appears to have been, committed, or
(ii) where an incident involving serious personal injury or major property damage has, or appears to have, occurred, and
(b) any article found at or in the vicinity of that place, regardless of whether or not it is, or appears to be, connected with the commission of an offence or occurrence of an incident referred to in paragraph (a),
for so long as is necessary to enable any investigation into the circumstances of the offence or incident to be carried out by police officers or other persons authorised to conduct an investigation.
(2) The governor's obligations under this clause are subject to the practical limitations that may from time to time arise in connection with the administration of the correctional centre.
Note : Section 21 of the Interpretation Act 1987 defines a serious indictable offence to mean an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for life or for a term of 5 years or more.



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