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Policing and Crime Act 2009


169.New section 136O allows for compensation payments to be made by the court out of central funds where the court is satisfied that a person has suffered financial loss in consequence of a closure notice or order.

170.Subsections (2) to (4) set out the procedure for applying for compensation and imposes a time limit for the making of such an application.

171.Subsection (5) allows the court to order the payment of compensation where it is satisfied that:

  • a person has suffered financial loss as a result of a closure notice being issued or a closure order having effect;

  • the person is not associated with the use of the premises for activities related to specified pornography or prostitution offences;

  • if the person is the owner or occupier, that the person took reasonable steps to prevent that use; and

  • it is appropriate in all the circumstances to compensate the person for that loss.

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