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Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Section 46: Hearsay Evidence

96.Under earlier confiscation legislation, applications for restraint orders in the High Court frequently rely on hearsay evidence. However, there are considerable limitations on the admission of hearsay evidence in the Crown Court. Section 46 makes it clear that hearsay is admissible in restraint proceedings in the Crown Court in the same way as in the High Court, in accordance with the general principle adopted in the Act of transferring tried and tested restraint procedures to the Crown Court.

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