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False alarmsN.I.

23.—(1) A person who knowingly gives or causes to be given to a person acting on behalf of the Board a false alarm of–


(b)a road traffic accident; or

(c)an emergency of another kind,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) shall be liable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

Interpretation of Part IIN.I.

24.  In this Part–

emergency” means an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause–


a person to die, be seriously injured or become seriously ill, or


serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals and the fabric of buildings);

premises” includes any place and, in particular includes–


any vehicle, ship or aircraft,


any installation on land, any offshore installation and any other installation, and


any tent or movable structure;

road” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 2);

ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation.