47 Places used for bear-baiting, cock-fighting, &c.E+W+S+N.I.
Every person who within the metropolitan police district shall keep or use or act in the management of any house, room, pit, or other place for the purpose of fighting or baiting lions, bears, badgers, cocks, dogs, or other animals, shall be liable to a penalty not more than [F1level 4 on the standard scale], or in the discretion of the magistrate may be committed to the house of correction, . . . F2, for a time not more than one calendar month; and it shall be lawful for the commissioners of police by order in writing, to authorize any superintendent belonging to the metropolitan police force, with such constables as he shall think necessary, to enter any premises kept or used for any of the purposes aforesaid, and [F3take into custody]all persons who shall be found therein without lawful excuse [F3, and every person so found]shall be liable to a penalty not more than [F1level 4 on the standard scale]; and a conviction under this Act of this offence shall not exempt the owner, keeper, or manager of any such house, room, pit or place, from any penalty or penal consequence to which he may be liable for the nuisance thereby occasioned.
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