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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

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34(1)The following section shall be inserted after section 37 of the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968—

37AFalse statements in computer record certificates.

(1)Any person who in a certificate tendered under paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (computer records) in evidence before the Appeal Court makes a statement which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence and liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or to both;

(b)on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

(2)Proceedings for an offence under this section committed outside the United Kingdom may be taken, and the offence may for all incidental purposes be treated as having been committed, in any place in the United Kingdom.

(3)In this section " statutory maximum " has the meaning given by section 74 of the [1982 c. 48.] Criminal Justice Act 1982..

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