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Police Reform Act 2002

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46Offences against designated and accredited persons etc.

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(1)Any person who assaults—

(a)a designated person in the execution of his duty,

(b)an accredited person in the execution of his duty, or

(c)a person assisting a designated or accredited person in the execution of his duty,

is guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

(2)Any person who resists or wilfully obstructs—

(a)a designated person in the execution of his duty,

(b)an accredited person in the execution of his duty, or

(c)a person assisting a designated or accredited person in the execution of his duty,

is guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, or to both.

(3)Any person who, with intent to deceive—

(a)impersonates a designated person or an accredited person,

(b)makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he is a designated person or that he is an accredited person, or

(c)makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he has powers as a designated or accredited person that exceed the powers he actually has,

is guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

(4)In this section references to the execution by a designated person or accredited person of his duty are references to his exercising any power or performing any duty which is his by virtue of his designation or accreditation.

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