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(1)A person commits an offence if the person removes, after the day on which section 3 comes into force, a part of the body of a deceased person for any of the purposes referred to in section 3(1) or uses after that day any part so removed for any such purpose and—
(a)the removal or, as the case may be, the use for the purpose in question is not authorised in accordance with section 6, 7, 8, 9 or, as the case may be, 10; or
(b)any of the requirements in section 11(1) or (4)(a) is not satisfied as respects the part.
(2)Where a person is charged with an offence under subsection (1) it is a defence for the person to show that, at the time of carrying out the activity, the person reasonably believed that the removal and use were authorised as referred to in paragraph (a) of that subsection or, as the case may be, the requirements in question referred to in paragraph (b) of that subsection were satisfied as respects the part.
(3)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to—
(i)imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months;
(ii)a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; or
(b)on conviction on indictment, to—
(i)imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years;
(ii)a fine; or
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