Obstruction of officersE+W+S+N.I.
5(1)A person who—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)intentionally obstructs an officer of an enforcement authority acting in pursuance of this Schedule,
(b)without reasonable excuse fails to comply with a requirement made of him by such an officer under paragraph 3(1) above, or
(c)without reasonable excuse fails to give an officer of an enforcement authority acting in pursuance of this Schedule any other assistance or information which the officer may reasonably require of him for the purpose of the performance of the officer’s functions under this Schedule,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(2)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (1) above shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(3)If a person, in giving any such information as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) above,—
(a)makes a statement which he knows is false in a material particular, or
(b)recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular,
he shall be guilty of an offence.
(4)A person guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) above shall be liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, and
(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.