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The Police (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Police detention after chargeN.I.

6.—(1) Article 39 of the 1989 Order (which requires an arrested person charged with an offence to be released except in specified circumstances) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)(a) after head (i) there shall be inserted the following head—

(ia)in the case of a person arrested for an imprisonable offence, the custody officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the detention of the person arrested is necessary to prevent him from committing an offence;.

(3) After paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph

(1A) In paragraph (1) “imprisonable offence” means an offence for which a person over the age of 21 years is liable, on first conviction, to a term of imprisonment..

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