failure to account for objects, substances, or marks

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Failure by a detained person to account for any object, substance, or mark, found on him at the time of his arrest, which a constable reasonably believes may be attributable to his participation in the offence, and for which the constable has asked him to account. If the detained person fails or refuses to account for them, any court in subsequent proceedings may draw such inferences as appear proper (s 36, Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994).

Subjects: Law.

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