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Communications Act 2003

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4(1)A fixed penalty notice must—

(a)state the alleged offence;

(b)give such particulars of the circumstances alleged to constitute that offence as are necessary for giving reasonable information about it;

(c)state the fixed penalty for that offence;

(d)specify the relevant officer to whom the fixed penalty may be paid and the address at which it may be paid;

(e)state that proceedings against the person to whom it is issued cannot be commenced in respect of the offence until the end of the suspended enforcement period;

(f)state that such proceedings cannot be commenced if the penalty is paid within the suspended enforcement period;

(g)inform the person to whom it is issued of his right to ask to be tried for the alleged offence; and

(h)explain how that right may be exercised and the effect of exercising it.

(2)The suspended enforcement period for the purposes of this Schedule is—

(a)the period of one month beginning with the day after that on which the fixed penalty notice was issued; or

(b)such longer period as may be specified in the notice.

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