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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Paragraph 86 – The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

927.Paragraph 86 amends section 55(7) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 to provide greater certainty in statute to clarify that these offences may be triable by either solemn or summary procedure. Section 55(7) of the 2009 Act gives the sheriff court jurisdiction to try certain specified offences committed outwith the United Kingdom by persons to whom section 55 of the 2009 Act applies.

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