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Criminal Justice Act 1961

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2Serious offences by children and young persons

(1)In subsection (2) of section fifty-three of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933 (which provides for the passing of a sentence of detention for a specified period in the case of children or young persons convicted on indictment of certain grave crimes therein mentioned) for the words from " an attempt to murder" to " grievous bodily harm" there shall be substituted the words

any offence punishable in the case of an adult with imprisonment for fourteen years or more, not being an offence the sentence for which is fixed by law.

(2)In subsection (1) of section seventeen of the Criminal Justice Act, 1948 (which precludes a court of assize or quarter sessions from imposing imprisonment on a person under fifteen years of age) for the words " fifteen years " there shall be substituted the words

seventeen years.

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