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Evidence in criminal casesE+W

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F1S. 102 repealed (4.7.1996, with effect as mentioned in Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 39 of the repealing Act) by 1996 c. 25, ss. 47, 80, Sch. 1 Pt I para. 9, Sch. 5 table10 (with s. 78(1)); S.I. 1997/683, art. 1(2)

[F2103 Evidence of persons under 14 in committal proceedings for assault, sexual offences etc.E+W

[F3(1)In any proceedings before a magistrates’ court inquiring as examining justices into an offence to which this section applies, a statement made in writing by or taken in writing from a child shall be admissible in evidence of any matter.]

(2)This section applies—

(a)to an offence which involves an assault, or injury or a threat of injury to, a person;

(b)to an offence under section 1 of the M1Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (cruelty to persons under 16);

(c)to an offence under the M2 Sexual Offences Act 1956, F4. . . M3the Protection of Children Act 1978 [F5or Part 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003] ; and

(d)to an offence which consists of attempting or conspiring to commit, or of aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting the commission of, an offence falling within paragraph (a), (b) or (c) above.

F6(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[F7(5)In this section “child” has the same meaning as in section 53 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991.]]

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F3S. 103(1) substituted (4.7.1996, with effect as mentioned in Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 39 of the substituting Act) by 1996 c. 25, s. 47, Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 10(2) (with s. 78(1)); S.I. 1997/683, art. 1(2)

F6S. 103(3)(4) repealed (4.7.1996, with effect as mentioned in Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 39 of the repealing Act) by 1996 c. 25, ss. 47, 80, Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 10(3), Sch. 5 table10 (with s. 78(1)); S.I. 1997/683, art. 1(2)

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104 Proof of previous convictions.E+W

Where a person is convicted of a summary offence by a magistrates’ court, other than a [F8youth court], and—

(a)it is proved to the satisfaction of the court, on oath or in such other manner as may be prescribed, that not less than 7 days previously a notice was served on the accused in the prescribed form and manner specifying any alleged previous conviction of the accused of a summary offence proposed to be brought to the notice of the court in the event of his conviction of the offence charged; and

(b)the accused is not present in person before the court,

the court may take account of any such previous conviction so specified as if the accused had appeared and admitted it.

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C2S. 104 restricted (1.9.1998) by 1988 c. 53, s. 13(3A)(3B) (as inserted (1.9.1998)) by 1998 c. 15, s. 2(1); S.I. 1998/1837, art.2 (with transitional savings in art. 3))

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F9S. 105 repealed (4.7.1996, with effect as mentioned in Sch. 1 Pt. III para. 39 of the repealing Act) by 1996 c. 25, ss. 47, 80, Sch. 1 Pt. I para. 11, Sch. 5 table10 (with s. 78(1)); S.I. 1997/683, art. 1(2)

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