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Communications Act 2003

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Service of statement and proof of service

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10(1)This paragraph applies to proceedings for a relevant offence.

(2)A certificate by OFCOM

(a)that a copy of a statement by a person authorised by OFCOM was included in, or given with, a fixed penalty notice,

(b)that the notice was a notice with respect to the relevant offence, and

(c)that that notice was issued to the accused on a date specified in the certificate,

is evidence that a copy of the statement was served on the alleged offender by delivery to him on that date.

(3)The statement is to be treated as properly served for the purposes of—

(a)section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80) (proof by written statement), and

(b)section 1 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c. 28 (N.I.)) (which contains corresponding provision for Northern Ireland),

even though the manner of service is not authorised by subsection (8) of either of those sections.

(4)Sub-paragraphs (5) and (6) apply to any proceedings in which service of a statement is proved by a certificate under this paragraph.

(5)For the purposes of—

(a)section 9(2)(c) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (copy of statement to be tendered in evidence to be served before hearing on other parties to the proceedings by or on behalf of the party proposing to tender it), and

(b)section 1(2)(c) of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (which contains corresponding provision for Northern Ireland),

service of the statement is to be taken to have been effected by or on behalf of the prosecutor.

(6)If the alleged offender makes a request to be tried—

(a)section 9(2)(d) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (time for objection), and

(b)section 1(2)(d) of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (which contains corresponding provision for Northern Ireland),

are to apply with the substitution, for the reference to seven days from the service of the copy of the statement, of a reference to seven days beginning with the day after the one on which the request to be tried was made.

(7)This paragraph does not extend to Scotland.

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