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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 54: Offence of assaulting certain emergency workers

This Section creates an offence of assaulting an ambulance worker in the execution of their duty or a person who is assisting an ambulance worker in the execution of that ambulance worker’s duty (Sections 54(1) and (2). A person found guilty on the offence shall be liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of up to 6 month or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (or both), or on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment of up to 2 years or a fine (or both) (Section 54(3)).

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