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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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6.—(1) In section 27(2), for the words from “apprehend” to “young person” substitute “detain the child or young person and take him”.

(2) In section 50(1), for the words from the beginning to “constabulary” substitute “Where a person apparently under the age of 14 is arrested without warrant for an offence other than homicide and cannot forthwith be brought before a magistrates' court, the member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary performing the functions of custody officer (within the meaning of Part V of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989) at the police”, and omit paragraph (a).

(3) In section 50(2), for the word “seventeen” substitute “14”.

(4) In section 50(3)—

(a)for the words from the beginning to “offence” substitute “Where a person apparently under the age of 14 is arrested without warrant for an offence other than homicide”, and

(b)for the words from “within” (first time) to “1981” substitute “as soon as is practicable and in any case within a period of 36 hours from the time of his arrest”.

(5) After subsection (3) of section 50 add the following subsection—

(3A) A child or young person arrested in pursuance of a warrant shall not be released unless he or his parent or guardian (with or without sureties) enters into a recognizance for such amount as the officer at the police station where he is detained considers will secure his attendance at the hearing of the charge; and the recognizance entered into in pursuance of this section may, if the officer thinks fit, be conditioned for the attendance of the parent or guardian at the hearing in addition to the child or young person..

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