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Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 - SECT 585

585 Recovery of seized property 585 Recovery of seized property
(1) Property seized by a police officer may be claimed by—
(a) the owner of the property or a person acting for the owner; or
(b) the person from whose possession the property was seized or someone acting for the person.
(2) The claim may be made only during stated hours on a business day after the end of the noise abatement period, as defined under section 582(5), for the place where the property is found.
(3) A police officer must not give seized property to a person claiming it unless the police officer is satisfied the claimant is—
(a) the owner of the property or the person from whose possession the property was seized; or
(b) a person acting for a person mentioned in paragraph (a).
(4) Nothing in this section prevents a police officer retaining seized property if the police officer reasonably suspects the property is evidence of the commission of an offence.


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