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Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

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40Closure of noisy premises

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(1)The chief executive officer of the relevant local authority may make a closure order in relation to premises to which this section applies if he reasonably believes that—

(a)a public nuisance is being caused by noise coming from the premises, and

(b)the closure of the premises is necessary to prevent that nuisance.

(2)This section applies to premises if—

(a)a premises licence has effect in respect of them, or

(b)a temporary event notice has effect in respect of them.

(3)In this section “closure order” means an order which requires specified premises to be kept closed during a specified period which—

(a)does not exceed 24 hours, and

(b)begins when a manager of the premises receives written notice of the order.

(4)A person commits an offence if without reasonable excuse he permits premises to be open in contravention of a closure order.

(5)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to—

(a)imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months,

(b)a fine not exceeding £20,000, or

(c)both.

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