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Explanatory Memorandum to Unauthorised Encampments(Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Article 6: Failure to comply with direction under Article 5: offences

Paragraphs (1) to (4) create an offence, for which a person may be arrested, if he fails to comply with a direction under Article 5(1) to leave land, or within 3 months, trespasses on any land in the district council area with the intention of residing there.  The maximum penalty is 3 months imprisonment or a level 4 fine, or both.

Paragraph (5) provides for defences which can be mounted in court proceedings for an offence under Article 6.

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