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Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 23 - Time limit for prosecution of summary offences

This Section makes the time limit for bringing court proceedings for all offences under the Wildlife Order the same i.e. 6 months, beginning from the date on which sufficient evidence to justify a prosecution is known to the Department. This does not apply to any offence committed before the provision comes into operation.

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