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Football Spectators Act 1989

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15Restriction orders

(1)A court by or before which a person is convicted of a relevant offence or, if a person convicted of such an offence is committed to it to be dealt with, the Crown Court on dealing with him for the offence, may make a restriction order in relation to him.

(2)No restriction order may be made unless the court is satisfied that making such an order in relation to the accused would help to prevent violence or disorder at or in connection with designated football matches.

(3)A restriction order may only be made—

(a)in addition to a sentence imposed in respect of the offence of which the accused is (or was) convicted; or

(b)in addition to a probation order.

(4)A restriction order may be made as mentioned in subsection (3)(b) above notwithstanding anything in sections 2 and 13 of the [1973 c. 62.] Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973 (which relate to probation orders).

(5)A restriction order shall specify the police station in England or Wales at which the person subject to the order is to report initially.

(6)The court shall, on making the order in relation to the accused, explain its effect to him in ordinary language.

(7)In section 10(3) of the [1968 c. 19.] Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (appeals against sentence by Crown Court), in paragraph (c), after sub-paragraph (iii) there shall be inserted or

(iv)a restriction order under section 15 of the Football Spectators Act 1989;.

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