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Armed Forces Act 2006

Schedule 2 – “Schedule 2 Offences”

778.Section 113 requires a CO to notify a service police force when he becomes aware that a serious offence has or may have been committed by a person under his command. Section 116 requires a service policeman who considers there is sufficient evidence to charge a person with a serious offence, or an offence prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 128, to refer the case to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Schedule 2 lists those serious offences to which section 113 and section 116 apply. They include serious disciplinary offences, such as mutiny and desertion, and serious criminal offences, such as murder, manslaughter and certain sexual offences.

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