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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Contents and service of a domestic violence protection notice

2.—(1) A DVPN must state—

(a)the grounds on which it has been issued,

(b)that a constable may arrest P without warrant if the constable has reasonable grounds for believing that P is in breach of the DVPN,

(c)that an application for a domestic violence protection order (“a DVPO”) under paragraph 4 will be heard within 48 hours of the time of service of the DVPN and a notice of the hearing will be given to P,

(d)that the DVPN continues in effect until that application has been determined, and

(e)the provision that a court of summary jurisdiction may include in a DVPO.

(2) A DVPN must be in writing and must be served on P personally by a constable.

(3) On serving P with a DVPN, the constable must ask P for an address for the purposes of being given the notice of the hearing of the application for the DVPO.

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