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Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Section 90: Protection from liability

204.This section exempts a protected person from civil or criminal proceedings if he makes false or misleading statements about his identity in order to ensure that his new identity is not disclosed. Without this section, protected persons (and their family members) with new identities may be committing offences when they claim, for example, social security benefits if they state that they have never been known by any other name.

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