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Serious Crime Act 2007

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1Serious crime prevention orders

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(1)The High Court in England and Wales may make an order if—

(a)it is satisfied that a person has been involved in serious crime (whether in England and Wales or elsewhere); and

(b)it has reasonable grounds to believe that the order would protect the public by preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement by the person in serious crime in England and Wales.

(2)The High Court in Northern Ireland may make an order if—

(a)it is satisfied that a person has been involved in serious crime (whether in Northern Ireland or elsewhere); and

(b)it has reasonable grounds to believe that the order would protect the public by preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement by the person in serious crime in Northern Ireland.

(3)An order under this section may contain—

(a)such prohibitions, restrictions or requirements; and

(b)such other terms;

as the court considers appropriate for the purpose of protecting the public by preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement by the person concerned in serious crime in England and Wales or (as the case may be) Northern Ireland.

(4)The powers of the court in respect of an order under this section are subject to sections 6 to 15 (safeguards).

(5)In this Part “serious crime prevention order” means—

(a)an order under this section; or

(b)an order under section 19 (corresponding order of the Crown Court on conviction).

(6)For the purposes of this Part references to the person who is the subject of a serious crime prevention order are references to the person against whom the public are to be protected.

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