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Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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[F1[F113AActs capable of encouraging or assistingN.I.

(1)If D arranges for a person (“D2”) to do an act that is capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another person and D2 does that act, D is also to be treated for the purposes of section 13 as having done it.

(2)Where the facts are such that an act is not capable of encouraging or assisting suicide or attempted suicide, for the purposes of section 13 and this section it is to be treated as so capable if the act would have been so capable had the facts been as D believed them to be at the time of the act or had subsequent events happened in the manner D believed they would happen (or both).

(3)A reference in section 13 or this section to a person (“P”) doing an act that is capable of encouraging the suicide or attempted suicide of another person includes a reference to P doing so by threatening another person or otherwise putting pressure on another person to commit or attempt suicide.]]

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F1Ss. 13A, 13B inserted (1.2.2010) by Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25), ss. 60(4), 182(5) (with savings in s. 180 and transitional, transitory and savings provisions in Sch. 22); S.I. 2010/145, art. 2(2), Sch. para. 3

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