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U.K.

Night Poaching Act 1844

1844 CHAPTER 29 7 and 8 Vict

[F1An Act to extend an Act of the Ninth Year of King George the Fourth, for the more effectual Prevention of Persons going armed by Night for the Destruction of Game.]

[4th July 1844]

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Short title “The Night Poaching Act, 1844” given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C2Act 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)

C3Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1891 (c. 67)

C4Words of enactment repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1891 (c. 67)

[1.] Punishments and forfeitures imposed by the recited Act on persons by night destroying game or rabbits in any open or inclosed land to apply to persons by night destroying game or rabbits on any public road, &c.U.K.

All the pains, punishments, and forfeitures imposed by the said Act upon persons by night unlawfully taking or destroying any game or rabbits in any land, open or inclosed, as therein set forth, shall be applicable to and imposed upon any person by night unlawfully taking or destroying any game or rabbits on any public road, highway, or path, or the sides thereof, or at the openings, outlets, or gates from any such land into any such public road, highway, or path, in the like manner as upon any such land, open or inclosed; and it shall be lawful for the owner or occupier of any land adjoining either side of that part of such road, highway, or path where the offender shall be, and the gamekeeper or servant of such owner or occupier, and any person assisting such gamekeeper or servant, and for all the persons authorized by the said Act to apprehend any offender against the provisions thereof, to seize and apprehend any person offending against the said Act or this Act; and the said Act, and all the powers, provisions, authorities, and jurisdictions therein, or thereby contained or given, shall be as applicable for carrying this Act into execution as if the same had been herein specially set forth.

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