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12.—(1) Where a court remands or commits for trial a child charged with an offence, it shall release him on bail unless—
(a)the court considers that to protect the public it is necessary to remand him in custody; and
(b)paragraph (2) or (3) applies.
(2) This paragraph applies where the offence charged—
(a)is a violent or sexual offence; or
(b)is one where in the case of an adult similarly charged he would be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 14 years or more.
(3) This paragraph applies—
(a)where the offence charged is an [F1indictable] offence; and
(b)the child either—
(i)was on bail on any date on which he is alleged to have committed the offence; or
(ii)has been found guilty of an [F2indictable] offence within the period of two years ending on the date on which he is charged with the offence mentioned in sub-paragraph (a).
(4) This Article is subject to[F3 section 67 of the Terrorism Act 2000].
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