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Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 1999

Section 2: Relevant offences

14.This section amends Schedule 1 to, and certain other provisions of, the 1989 Act. The Schedule lists the offences in respect of which a court may make an international football banning order.  The effect of the amendments is to add to, and widen the scope of, those offences.

15.The section adds to the Schedule certain offences of violence or disorder which are not committed at a football ground or on a journey to a football match but which are committed within 24 hours of a designated football match and which relate to that match.  The section also adds the offence of ticket-touting to the Schedule.  In addition, the offences in the Schedule are extended to cover attempts, conspiracy and incitement to commit such offences and aiding and abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of such offences.  Finally, the meaning of journey in paragraphs (f) to (l) of the Schedule is extended in such a way that a journey may include breaks, and that a person may be regarded as on a journey to a match even though he does not attend or intend to attend the match.

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