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Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

Section 25: Meaning of offence involving domestic abuse etc.

As noted above, sections 23 and 24 amend the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.  This section inserts a new Article 3A to the 1999 Order, which sets out the meaning of an “offence involving domestic abuse” for the purpose of the Order.  This includes the domestic abuse offence under section 1, as well as any other offence where there is a specification that it is aggravated by reason of involving domestic abuse (under section 15).

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