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Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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73Obstruction of authorised officers

(1)Any person who—

(a)wilfully obstructs an authorised officer or constable acting in pursuance of this Part of this Act or the Act of 1847; or

(b)without reasonable excuse fails to comply with any requirement properly made to him by such officer or constable under this Part of this Act; or

(c)without reasonable cause fails to give such an officer or constable so acting any other assistance or information which he may reasonably require of such person for the purpose of the performance of his functions under this Part of this Act or the Act of 1847 ;

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2)If any person, in giving any such information as is mentioned in the preceding subsection, makes any statement which he knows to be false, he shall be guilty of an offence.

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