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Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006

Section 59: Limitation period for anti-social behaviour orders

302.Subsection (1) amends section 1 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to make provision in respect of the interplay between that provision and the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 in respect of information laid or complaints made in magistrates’ courts for Anti-social Behaviour Orders.  It provides that nothing in section 1 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 affects the operation of section 127 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.  Consequently some conduct within the six-month period preceding the application is necessary to obtain an Anti-social Behaviour Order.  Subsection (2) amends the Anti-Social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 to ensure this also applies to ASBOs being sought in Northern Ireland.

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