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Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

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Bringing the offender before the court

3(1)Where the appropriate court receives such a report, the court shall cause the offender to appear before it.

(2)For the purpose of securing the attendance of the offender before the court, a justice acting for the petty sessions area for which the court acts may—

(a)issue a summons requiring the offender to appear at the place and time specified in it, or

(b)if the report is substantiated on oath, issue a warrant for the offender’s arrest.

(3)Any summons or warrant issued under sub-paragraph (2) shall direct the offender to appear or be brought before the appropriate court.

(4)Section 4 of the [1881 c. 24.] Summary Jurisdiction (Process) Act 1881 (execution of process of English courts in Scotland) shall apply to any process issued under sub-paragraph (2) as it applies to process issued under the [1980 c. 43.] Magistrates' Courts Act 1980.

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