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Summary Jurisdiction Act (Northern Ireland) 1953

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N.I.Provisions with respect to certain summary offences and penalties

26Extension of summary jurisdiction in respect of malicious damage.N.I.

(1)If any person wilfully or maliciously commits any damage to any real or personal property whatsoever, either of a public or private nature, and the amount of the damage does not, in the opinion of the court, [F1 exceed[F2 £1000]F2, he shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding[F3 level 3 on the standard scale]F3.]

Subs. (2) rep. by 1964 c. 21 (NI); 1977 NI 4; subs. (3) rep. by 1964 c. 21 (NI); subs. (4) rep. by 1956 c. 19 (NI); subs. (5) rep. by 1977 NI 4

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F11977 NI 4

F21994 NI 15

F31984 NI 3

S. 27 rep. by 1968 c. 28 (NI)

28Amendment of the Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act, 1851.N.I.

(1)A person convicted by a court of summary jurisdiction of an offence under—

(a)paragraphs 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 11 of section ten,

(b)section twelve,

(c)paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of section thirteen,

of the Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act, 1851 [1851 c.92] , shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five pounds, and accordingly … residue amends ss.10,12,13 of 1851 c.92

Subs. (2) amends s. 14 of 1851 c. 92

S. 29 rep. by 1964 c. 21 (NI)

S. 30 rep. by 1958 c. 9 (NI)

Ss. 31‐36 rep. by 1964 c. 21 (NI)

S. 37 rep. by 1961 c. 15 (NI); 1964 c. 21 (NI)

Ss. 38‐42 rep. by 1964 c. 21 (NI)

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