Obstruction of officers
24.—(1) A person who—
(a)intentionally obstructs an officer of an enforcement authority who is acting in pursuance of any provision of regulations 22 or 23; or
(b)intentionally fails to comply with a requirement made of him by an officer of an enforcement authority under any provision of those regulations; or
(c)without reasonable cause fails to give an officer of an enforcement authority who is so acting any other assistance or information which the officer may reasonably require of him for the purposes of the exercise of the officer’s functions under any provision of those regulations,
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(2) A person shall be guilty of an offence if, in giving any information which is required by him by virtue of paragraph (1)(c)—
(a)he makes a statement which he knows is false in a material particular; or
(b)he recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (2) shall be liable—
(a)on conviction on indictment, to a fine;
(b)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum.