first of all, many thanks to Steven, moi and Bert for your answers!
second, here are all the answers on ONE SHEET (300k)
third .... I am just one member like all the others on here ... so it would be a bit high and mighty of me to announce some definitive "answer" here, nevertheless I will be posting my "answers" to Q 1 and 2 next week and again the following week, for Q 3 and 4
meanwhile have a go on Q 3 and 4, please do!!
3. you are patrolling with another PCSO when he stops two young people walking towards you, the first young man is 21 and the second is 14, the first says "I am supervising him"
The 14 year old is carrying an air rifle, as you get it out of the cover you find it is unloaded, (there is no suspicion of theft, neither of you believe it is a stolen item) the PCSO you are with calls up on the radio for a POLICE VAN to attend, what do you do? Your colleague tells you this needs a PC to "make the arrest" what are the offences committed here?
4. you are patrolling with another PCSO when he stops two young people walking towards you, the first young man is 13 and the second is 12, the first has an imitation pistol that looks pretty convincing, but across the barrel is a lug showing clearly it is replica, (you are satisfied that it is an imitation firearm and that it is not stolen) they produce a receipt from the model shop 2 miles away in town "We got it with our pocket money and are just taking it home" they say - what should you do? Are there any offences?