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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

New Section 11D of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003: Closure of premises associated with persistent disorder or nuisance: offences

660.This new section creates offences of remaining on or entering premises which are subject to a Part 1A closure notice or order without reasonable excuse. It also creates an offence of obstructing a person who is serving a Part 1A closure notice or securing closed premises against entry. The current maximum penalty is a fine of £5000, imprisonment for 6 months or both. The maximum period of imprisonment will increase to 51 weeks on the commencement of section 281(5) of the 2003 Act.

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