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Offensive Weapons Act 1996

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1Arrest without warrant for offences of carrying offensive weapons etc

(1)In section 24 of the [1984 c. 60.] Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (arrest without warrant for arrestable offences), in subsection (2), after paragraph (j) there is inserted—

(k)an offence under section 1(1) of the [1953 c. 14.] Prevention of Crime Act 1953 (prohibition of the carrying of offensive weapons without lawful authority or reasonable excuse);

(l)an offence under section 139(1) of the [1988 c. 33.] Criminal Justice Act 1988 (offence of having article with blade or point in public place);

(m)an offence under section 139A(1) or (2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (offence of having article with blade or point (or offensive weapon) on school premises).

(2)In section 50(3) of the [1995 c. 39.] Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (arrest without warrant), after “section 49(1)” there is inserted “or section 49A(1) or (2)”.

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