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Police say they still have permission to use stop and search powers, despite a European ruling that they are in breach of the Human Rights Act.

Since the Home Office has pledged to appeal the decision, the Metropolitan Police says its authorisation "remains in force in specified locations across London".


Police powers to randomly stop and search citizens have been declared illegal by the European Court of Human Rights.

Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 enables individuals to be searched "without reasonable suspicion". But the court declared yesterday that this carried "a clear risk of arbitrariness" and was not in accordance with the Human Rights Act.