Search Legislation

Protection of the Person and Property Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As enacted)

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Protection of the Person and Property Act (Northern Ireland) 1969. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

1Intimidation.N.I.

A person shall be guilty of an offence under this section if he unlawfully causes, by force, threats or menaces, or in any way whatsoever, any other person—

(a)

to leave any place where that other person is for the time being resident or in occupation; or

(b)

to leave his employment; or

(c)

to terminate the service or employment of any person; or

(d)

to do or refrain from doing any act.

2Making or possessing petrol bombs, etc.N.I.

Any person who makes, or has in his possession, any apparatus, instrument, article or thing which—

(a)

contains any inflammable liquid or substance; or

(b)

is constructed or adapted for use in conjunction with any such liquid or substance so as to cause injury or loss of life to any person or damage to any property;

under such circumstances as to give rise to a reasonable suspicion that he is not making it or does not have it in his possession for a lawful object shall, unless he can show that he made it or had it in his possession for a lawful object, be guilty of an offence under this section.

3Use of petrol bombs, etc.N.I.

Any person who, with intent to cause the destruction of or damage to property of another or in which another has an interest, or to cause personal injury to another, or to give another reasonable cause to fear any destruction of property or personal injury, or, being reckless in regard to causing any such destruction, damage, injury or fear, throws, places, attaches or otherwise makes use of any such apparatus, instrument, article or thing as is mentioned in section 2 shall be guilty of an offence under this section.

4Penalties.N.I.

(1)A person guilty of an offence under section 1 or 2 shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 5 on the standard scale] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment;

(b)on conviction on indictment to a fine of such amount as the court may think proper or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(2)A person guilty of an offence under section 3 shall be liable on conviction on indictment to a fine of such amount as the court may think proper or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or to both such imprisonment and such fine.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

F11984 NI 3

S. 5 rep. by 1977 NI 4

S. 6 rep. by 1981 NI 26

7Short title.N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Protection of the Person and Property Act (Northern Ireland) 1969.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources