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Metropolitan Police Courts Act 1839

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Metropolitan Police Courts Act 1839

1839 CHAPTER 71

An Act for regulating the Police Courts in the Metropolis.

[24th August 1839]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the several Acts now in force for the more effectual Administration of Justice in the Office of a Justice of the Peace in the several Police Offices established in the Metropolis, and for the more effectual Prevention of Depredations on the River Thames and its Vicinity: Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the several Police Courts now established under the Names of the Public Office in Bow Street, and the Police Offices in the Parishes of Saint Margaret Westminster, Saint James Westminster, Saint Mary-le-bone, Saint Andrew Holborn, Saint Leonard Shoreditch, Saint Mary Whitechapel, and Saint John Wapping, in the County of Middlesex, and Saint Saviour in the County of Surrey, shall be continued, and that the several Persons appointed to execute the Duties of a Justice of the Peace at the said Courts shall continue to execute the same there, and shall be Justices of the Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire, the City and Liberty of Westminster, and the Liberty of the Tower of London, and Magistrates of the said Courts, during Her Majesty's Pleasure.

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