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Forced Marriage etc. (Protection and Jurisdiction)(Scotland) Act 2011

Section 9: Offence of breaching order

22.This section makes it a criminal offence to breach a forced marriage protection order and sets out the penalties that may be imposed. It also provides that a constable may arrest without warrant any person the constable reasonably believes is committing or has committed an offence under this section.

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