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Protection from Stalking Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 6 to 17 – Stalking Protection Orders

Section 15 - Method of notification and related matters

This section sets out where and how a defendant must notify the police; how notification must be acknowledged, and the police powers to verify the identity of the defendant when they attend at a police station to notify.

Subsection (2) provides that a notification must be acknowledged in writing and in such formas the Department of Justice may direct.

Subsections (5) and (6) sets out that fingerprints and/or photographs taken for the purpose of verifying the identity of the person must be destroyed by police no later than the date on which the person ceases to be subject to a stalking protection order or an un-replaced interim stalking protection order.

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