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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Section 97: Liability to arrest for breaking conditions of remand

514.Section 97 confers a power for a constable to arrest without a warrant a child who the constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting has breached any of the conditions imposed under section 93. It also imposes a duty on the constable to bring the child before a court as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event within 24 hours.

515.If the court determines that the child has broken any of the conditions imposed under the original remand it can remand the child on new conditions or, if it thinks the test for remand to youth detention accommodation is met, remand the child to youth detention accommodation. If it is not satisfied that the conditions have been breached then the child must be remanded to local authority accommodation, again subject to the same conditions as those originally imposed.

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