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Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

Section 42:  Increase of maximum sentence for offences of having knives etc.

257.Section 42 amends sections 139(6)(b) and 139A(5)(a)(ii) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 so that the maximum term of imprisonment for the offences of having an article with a blade or point, in a public place, or of having such an article or another offensive weapon on school premises, is increased from 2 to 4 years.

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