PROTECTION FROM HARRASSMENT ACT 1997

 

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1.      Protection from Harassment Act 1997  

Section 1. A person must not pursue a course of conduct a) which amounts to harassment of another; and b) which he knows or ought to know amounts to harassment of the other.

 

Section 2.  

 

(1) A person who pursues a course of conduct in breach of section 1 is guilty of an offence. 

 

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or a fine not exceeding level 5 of the standard scale, or both. 

 

(3) In section 24(2) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (arrestable offences), after paragraph (m) there is inserted (n) an offence under section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (harassment).

 

Section 4. 

 

(1) A person whose conduct causes another to fear, on at least two occasions, that violence will be used against him is guilty of an offence if he knows or ought to know that this course of conduct will cause the other so to fear on each of those occasions.

 


 

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