Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013


Search warrant.

45.—(1) If a judge of the District Court is satisfied by information on oath of an authorised officer that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

( a) evidence of or relating to the commission or intended commission of an offence under this Act relating to an animal, animal product or animal feed is to be found on land or premises,

( b) there is or was an animal, animal product, animal feed, machinery, equipment or other thing made, used or adapted for use (including manufacture and transport) in connection with an animal, animal product or animal feed on land or premises,

( c) a record related to a thing to which paragraph (a) or (b) refers is or may be on the land or premises,

then the judge may issue a search warrant.

(2) A search warrant under this section shall be expressed and operate to authorise a named authorised officer, accompanied by such authorised officers or other persons as the named authorised officer thinks necessary, at any time, within one month from the date of issue of the warrant, on production, if so requested, of the warrant, to enter the land or premises named in the warrant and to exercise all or any of the functions conferred on an authorised officer under this Act.