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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

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77Duration of closure notices
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(1)The maximum period that may be specified in a closure notice is 24 hours unless subsection (2) applies.

(2)The maximum period is 48 hours—

(a)if, in the case of a notice issued by a police officer, the officer is of at least the rank of superintendent, or

(b)if, in the case of a notice issued by a local authority, the notice is signed by the chief executive officer of the authority or a person designated by him or her for the purposes of this subsection.

(3)In calculating when the period of 48 hours ends, Christmas Day is to be disregarded.

(4)The period specified in a closure notice to which subsection (2) does not apply may be extended by up to 24 hours—

(a)if, in the case of a notice issued by a police officer, an extension notice is issued by an officer of at least the rank of superintendent, or

(b)if, in the case of a notice issued by a local authority, the authority issues an extension notice signed by the chief executive officer of the authority or a person designated by the chief executive officer for the purposes of this subsection.

(5)An extension notice is a notice which—

(a)identifies the closure notice to which it relates, and

(b)specifies the period of the extension.

(6)In this section “chief executive officer”, in relation to a local authority, means the head of the paid service of the authority designated under section 4 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

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