Random stop and search powers

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The police can stop you, ask you your name, address, proof of who you are and why you are somewhere and can search you or your vehicle or anything under your control; if they think that you “might have just committed, might be committing, or might be about to commit a terrorist act.” Failure to cooperate or provision of a false answer may lead to a substantial fine. If the Attorney-General believes that an area of any size is to be deemed a security zone for up to 28 days then that can be declared by the Attorney-General on the ground of preventing a terrorist act occurring in or responding to a terrorist act that has occurred.

The search power of the police acting under the counter terrorism law is far wider than search powers otherwise apply where a reasonable suspicion is required.