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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 51: Increase in maximum term of imprisonment for common assault or battery

This section increases the maximum term of imprisonment for common assault or battery under section 42 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 to six months. As a consequence it also repeals section 43 (aggravated assault).

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