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    Could police officer, legally not give his badge number and give false name in the uk since terrorism is now factor that now allows police to use anonymity.
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    Uniformed police officers are required to give you their name, badge number, station, Sargent/Inspector, reasons for stopping you, reasons for questioning/searching you, if they search you they have to tell you what they are searching for and what they expect to find. You are not required to tell a police officer ANY information, even if they arrest you, you do not legally have to give them details.

    Terrorism legislation does not affect these rights, what it does affect is how long you can be held, the grounds on which you can be held, it also makes it easier for them to search you without proper cause. Terrorism law also means that if detained at a port, you MUST answer questions, as to not is a criminal offence.

    If an officer is undercover, or in plain clothes, they have no duty to tell you their name or number
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    (Original post by Avaia)
    Uniformed police officers are required to give you their name, badge number, station, Sargent/Inspector, reasons for stopping you, reasons for questioning/searching you, if they search you they have to tell you what they are searching for and what they expect to find. You are not required to tell a police officer ANY information, even if they arrest you, you do not legally have to give them details.




    Terrorism legislation does not affect these rights, what it does affect is how long you can be held, the grounds on which you can be held, it also makes it easier for them to search you without proper cause. Terrorism law also means that if detained at a port, you MUST answer questions, as to not is a criminal offence.

    If an officer is undercover, or in plain clothes, they have no duty to tell you their name or number
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    I recommend you research the following:

    Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (specifically part 1-5) - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/60/contents

    Terrorism Act 2000 (specifically Schedule 7-8) - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/11/schedule/7 - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/11/schedule/8

    Counter Terrorism And Security Act 2015 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/...ntents/enacted
 
 
 
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