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Armed Forces Act 1976

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15(1)Section 57(1) of the Army Act 1955 (offences) shall have effect in relation to a Standing Civilian Court as it has effect in relation to a court-martial.

(2)The magistrate sitting in such a court may direct the arrest of any person for an alleged offence under that section.

(3)A person arrested by virtue of sub-paragraph (2) above may be released by the magistrate, if he thinks fit; and no further proceedings shall be taken in the matter in relation to a person so released.

16Sections 133 and 134(1) and (2) of the Army Act 1955 (safeguards against repeated trial for the same offence) shall have effect, with any necessary modifications, as if any reference to a court-martial included a reference to a Standing Civilian Court.

17Section 138 of that Act (restitution or compensation for theft, etc.) shall have effect as if—

(a)the reference to a court-martial in subsection (1) included a reference to a Standing Civilian Court; and

(b)the following subsection were substituted for subsection (9):

(9)The operation of an order under this section made by a Standing Civilian Court shall be suspended—

(a)in any case until the end of the period within which notice of appeal may be given; and

(b)if such notice is given, until the appeal is determined or abandoned..

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