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Metropolitan Police Act 1839

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LXIICompensation for Hurt or Damage not exceeding 10l.

. And be it enacted, That every Person who, by committing any Offence herein forbidden within the said District, shall have caused any Hurt or Damage to any Person or Property, may be apprehended, with or without any Warrant, by any Constable, and if he shall not, upon Demand, make Amends for such Hurt or Damage to the Satisfaction of the Person aggrieved, he shall be detained by the Constable in order to be taken before a Magistrate, and upon Conviction shall pay such a Sum, not more than Ten Pounds, as shall appear to the Magistrate before whom he shall be convicted to be reasonable Amends to the Person aggrieved, besides any Penalty to which he may be liable for the Offence, and the Evidence of the Person aggrieved shall be admitted in Proof of the Offence: Provided always, that if the Person aggrieved shall have been the only Witness examined in Proof of the Offence the Sum ordered as Amends shall be paid and applied in the same Manner as a Penalty.

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