Let it be Wets. You do this for a living and anyone who doesn’t cannot possibly have a clue about what you face every shift or opine accurately on the current application of the law. Most of us get that.What’s your point?
The strip search cannot happen in public and the Covid check had to happen on entry to custody. No doubt the search was going to happen soon after. If the search has happened earlier, it is quite possible, that the bloke would have made his move earlier.
Armchair experts are rarely worth engaging mate.