The forcing of an object from the mouth of a detainee was a breach of the PACE codes but did amount to an an intimate search. An ‘Intimate body search’ requires a physical examination, not mere visual inspection.
Gazette 08-Dec-1993, Ind Summary 29-Nov-1993, Times 12-Nov-1993
England and Wales
Criminal Evidence, Police
Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.86904