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Licensing Act 1872

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87It shall he lawful for any justice of the peace, or any superintendent of police, or any constable duly authorised for such purpose by any such justice or superintendent within the limits of his jurisdiction, to enter into any premises kept by a spirit grocer for selling intoxicating liquors, at any time or hour during which the sale of such liquors by such spirit grocer is prohibited by this Act, and to remove from and put out of such premises any person who shall be so found within such prohibited hours in such house or place (not being a lodger in or an inmate of such premises), and who shall appear to be or to have recently been drinking, tippling, or gaming therein; and if any such person shall not, when thereto required by such justice of the peace, superintendent of police, or constable, remove from and quit such premises, or shall forcibly resist such justice, superintendent, or constable, or shall be found drunk therein, it shall and may hep lawful for any superintendent of police or for any constable to apprehend and take into custody any such person so offending, and to carry and convey, or cause to be carried and conveyed, every and any such person so apprehended before any justice of the peace within whose jurisdiction such premises shall be situate, to be dealt with according to law; and every such person who shall so neglect or refuse to remove from or quit such premises, or shall so forcibly resist such justice, superintendent, or constable, being duly convicted of such offence, shall thereupon for every such offence forfeit any sum not exceeding twenty shillings nor less than five shillings ; and if any offender so convicted shall not forthwith pay the sum so forfeited, such offender shall be imprisoned for any time not exceeding one week.

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