Serious Crime Act 2007

Armed robbery etc.E+W+N.I.

5(1)An offence under section 8(1) of the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60) (robbery) where the use or threat of force involves a firearm, an imitation firearm or an offensive weapon.E+W+N.I.

(2)An offence at common law of an assault with intent to rob where the assault involves a firearm, imitation firearm or an offensive weapon.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • firearm” has the meaning given by section 57(1) of the Firearms Act 1968;

  • imitation firearm” has the meaning given by section 57(4) of that Act;

  • offensive weapon” means any weapon to which section 141 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c. 33) (offensive weapons) applies.

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 6.4.2008 by S.I. 2008/755, art. 15(1)(b)