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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

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43Power to issue notices
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(1)An authorised person may issue a community protection notice to an individual aged 16 or over, or a body, if satisfied on reasonable grounds that—

(a)the conduct of the individual or body is having a detrimental effect, of a persistent or continuing nature, on the quality of life of those in the locality, and

(b)the conduct is unreasonable.

(2)In subsection (1) “authorised person” means a person on whom section 53 (or an enactment amended by that section) confers power to issue community protection notices.

(3)A community protection notice is a notice that imposes any of the following requirements on the individual or body issued with it—

(a)a requirement to stop doing specified things;

(b)a requirement to do specified things;

(c)a requirement to take reasonable steps to achieve specified results.

(4)The only requirements that may be imposed are ones that are reasonable to impose in order—

(a)to prevent the detrimental effect referred to in subsection (1) from continuing or recurring, or

(b)to reduce that detrimental effect or to reduce the risk of its continuance or recurrence.

(5)A person (A) may issue a community protection notice to an individual or body (B) only if—

(a)B has been given a written warning that the notice will be issued unless B’s conduct ceases to have the detrimental effect referred to in subsection (1), and

(b)A is satisfied that, despite B having had enough time to deal with the matter, B’s conduct is still having that effect.

(6)A person issuing a community protection notice must before doing so inform any body or individual the person thinks appropriate.

(7)A community protection notice must—

(a)identify the conduct referred to in subsection (1);

(b)explain the effect of sections 46 to 51.

(8)A community protection notice may specify periods within which, or times by which, requirements within subsection (3)(b) or (c) are to be complied with.

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