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8.—(1) A person is guilty of the offence of vehicle interference if he interferes with a motor vehicle or trailer or with anything carried in or on a motor vehicle or trailer with the intention that an offence specified in paragraph (2) shall be committed by himself or some other person.
(2) The offences mentioned in paragraph (1) are—
(a)theft of the motor vehicle or trailer or part of it;
(b)theft of anything carried in or on the motor vehicle or trailer; and
(c)an offence under Article 172 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981F1 (taking or driving away without consent);
and, if it is shown that a person accused of an offence under this Article intended that one of those offences should be committed, it is immaterial that it cannot be shown which it was.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this Article shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding £500 or to both.
Para. (4) rep. by 1989 NI 12
(5) In this Article “motor vehicle” and “trailer” have the meanings assigned to them by Article 2 (2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.
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