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(1)It is an offence for a person (“P”) with an improper intention to have in P's possession or under P's control—
(a)an identity document that is false and that P knows or believes to be false,
(b)an identity document that was improperly obtained and that P knows or believes to have been improperly obtained, or
(c)an identity document that relates to someone else.
(2)Each of the following is an improper intention—
(a)the intention of using the document for establishing personal information about P;
(b)the intention of allowing or inducing another to use it for establishing, ascertaining or verifying personal information about P or anyone else.
(3)In subsection (2)(b) the reference to P or anyone else does not include, in the case of a document within subsection (1)(c), the individual to whom it relates.
(4)A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable, on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or a fine (or both).
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