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Protection from Stalking Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Sections 1 to 5 - Offences

Section 5 - No right to claim trial by jury

This section amends Article 29(1) of the Magistrate’s Courts (NI) Order 1981 - the effect of which is to prohibit those accused of the stalking offence or offence of threatening and abusive behaviour, before a magistrates’ court, electing for trial by jury at a crown court.

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