Defence Act 1954

Escape from custody.

146

146.Every person subject to military law who, being in arrest or confinement or in prison or otherwise in lawful custody, escapes, or attempts to escape, is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer imprisonment F109 [ for any term not exceeding two years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.