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PART IIN.I.PREVENTION OF CRUELTY AND EXPOSURE TO MORAL AND PHYSICAL DANGER

N.I.Miscellaneous offences in relation to children and young persons

29Exposing children under twelve to risk of burning.N.I.

(1)If any person who has attained the age of sixteen, having[F1 responsibility for] any child under the age of twelve, allows the child to be in any room containing an open fire or any heating appliance liable to cause injury to a person by contact therewith, not sufficiently protected to guard against the risk of his being burnt or scalded, without taking reasonable precautions against that risk, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F2 level 1 on the standard scale].

(2)Where by reason of a contravention of subsection (1) a child is killed or suffers serious injury no proceedings taken under this section shall affect any liability of any such person to be proceeded against by indictment for any indictable offence.