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Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007


Section 62 – Sale etc. of crossbows

165.Section 62 amends sections 1, 2 and 3 of the Crossbows Act 1987 so as to raise from seventeen to eighteen the age at which a person may be sold or hired a crossbow, and at which a person may buy, hire or possess (in the latter case without supervision by a person aged 21 or over) a crossbow. This replicates for Scotland section 44 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006, bringing the age of sale for crossbows into line with the age of sale for non-domestic knives, fireworks etc.

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