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3(1)Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 does not affect any liability, investigation, legal proceeding or penalty for or in respect of any offence partly committed before the commencement of that paragraph.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)An offence is partly committed before the commencement of paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 if—
(a)a relevant event occurs before its commencement, and
(b)another relevant event occurs on or after its commencement.
(3)“Relevant event”, in relation to an offence, means any act, omission or other event (including any result of one or more acts or omissions) proof of which is required for conviction of the offence.
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