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119. (1) A person who—
(a)intentionally obstructs a wildlife inspector acting in the exercise of powers conferred by regulation 110 (powers of entry: wildlife inspectors) or paragraph (2) or (5) of regulation 114 (powers in relation to specimens and samples: wildlife inspectors), or
(b)fails without reasonable excuse to give any assistance reasonably required under regulation 114(4),
commits an offence.
(2) A person who, with intent to deceive, falsely pretends to be a wildlife inspector, commits an offence.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(4) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (2) is liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both; or
(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment not exceeding two years or to a fine, or to both.
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