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Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Section 144: Directions under section 143: further provision

386.Subsection (1) provides that where a direction is given requiring a person to cease doing a prohibited activity, it may also include a direction requiring the person not to start doing that activity again after having ceased it.

387.Subsections (2) and (3) provide that a direction requiring a person not to start doing a prohibited activity has effect for a period specified by the constable or authorised officer which may be no longer than 90 days. If no time limit is specified, the direction remains in force for 90 days beginning with the day on which it is given.

388.Subsections (4) and (5) set out the condition in which a direction can be given to a person to cease operating, or not to start operating, any amplified noise equipment. The direction may be given only where it appears to a constable or authorised officer that the person operating or about to operate the equipment is producing (or will produce) an audible sound that other persons in or in the vicinity of the controlled area can hear or are likely to hear.

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