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The Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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4.—(1) If any person intentionally or by culpable negligence damages or allows to be damaged—

(a)any electrical plant or electric line belonging to a public electricity supplier; or

(b)any electricity meter so belonging,

he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(2) Where an offence has been committed under sub-paragraph (1)(a), the supplier may discontinue the supply of electricity to the person so offending until the matter has been remedied.

(3) Where an offence has been committed under sub-paragraph (1)(b), the supplier—

(a)may discontinue the supply of electricity to that person so offending until the matter has been remedied; and

(b)remove the meter as respects which the offence was committed.

(4) Where a public electricity supplier removes a meter under sub-paragraph (3), he shall keep it safely until the Director authorises him to destroy or otherwise dispose of it.

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