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Night Poaching Act 1828

1828 CHAPTER 69 9 Geo 4

An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Persons going armed by Night for the Destruction of Game.F1

[19th July 1828]

. . .F2 And whereas the Practice of going out by night for the purpose of destroying Game has . . . . . .F2 very much increased of late years, and has in very many instances led to the commission of Murder, and of other grievous offences; and it is expedient . . . . . .F2 to make more effectual Provisions than now by law exist for repressing such practice:

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C1Short title “The Night Poaching Act 1928” given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C2Act extended by Night Poaching Act 1844 (c. 29), s. 1; amended (S.) by Game Laws Amendment (Scotland) Act 1877 (c. 28), s. 10; amended as to prosecutions in the sheriff court with the provision that the same shall be taken at the instance of the procurator fiscal by Sheriff Courts and Legal Officers (Scotland) Act 1927 (c. 35), s. 12 and S.R. & O. 1938/606 (Rev. XXI, p. 698: 1938 II, p. 3142); amended as to imprisonment with hard labour by Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), s. 1(2) and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1949 (c. 94), s. 16(2) and as to transportation by Penal Servitude Act 1857 (c. 3), s. 2, Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), s. 1(1)

C3Certain words of enactment and other words repealed by Statute Law Revision (No. 2) Act 1888 (c. 57) and remaining words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

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