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Police, Stop and Search

Posted on 1 February, 2017 at 14:10

Posted by Samuel Curtis Photography

When out and about, taking photos in public, it might be handy to know that the law is on your side. Police in the UK have no powers to stop you from taking photographs if you are in a public place. A police officer can search you in connection to a "stop", but they cannot go through, delete or ask you to delete your images (section 43).

Also, police cannot arrest you for photographing police officers while on duty, but may question you. I would reccomend asking anyways.

Police can arrest you for obstruction (getting in the way). For example, placing a tripod in a busy street.

Categories: Know your rights

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