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The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Abolition of corroboration requirements under Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885

46.—(1) In the [1885 c. 69.] Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 in—

(a)section 2 (procurement); and

(b)section 3 (procurement of women by threats, false pretences or administering drugs),

the words from “Provided that” onwards (which provide that a person shall not be convicted of the offence concerned on the evidence of one witness only unless the witness is corroborated) are hereby repealed.

(2) Nothing in this Article applies in relation to—

(a)any trial, or

(b)any preliminary investigation or preliminary inquiry into an indictable offence conducted by a magistrates' court,

which began before the coming into operation of this Article.

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