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Serious Crime Act 2007

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64Encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence

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A reference in this Part to encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence is to be read in accordance with section 47.

65Being capable of encouraging or assisting

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(1)A reference in this Part to a person’s doing an act that is capable of encouraging the commission of an offence includes a reference to his doing so by threatening another person or otherwise putting pressure on another person to commit the offence.

(2)A reference in this Part to a person’s doing an act that is capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence includes a reference to his doing so by—

(a)taking steps to reduce the possibility of criminal proceedings being brought in respect of that offence;

(b)failing to take reasonable steps to discharge a duty.

(3)But a person is not to be regarded as doing an act that is capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence merely because he fails to respond to a constable’s request for assistance in preventing a breach of the peace.

66Indirectly encouraging or assisting

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If a person (D1) arranges for a person (D2) to do an act that is capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence, and D2 does the act, D1 is also to be treated for the purposes of this Part as having done it.

67Course of conduct

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A reference in this Part to an act includes a reference to a course of conduct, and a reference to doing an act is to be read accordingly.

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