Defence Act 1954

Obstruction of civil power.


148.Every person subject to military law—

( a) who neglects or refuses to deliver over an officer or man to the civil power, pursuant to a warrant in that behalf, or

( b) who neglects or refuses to assist in the lawful apprehension of an officer or man accused of an offence punishable by a civil court,

is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer imprisonment F108 [ for any term not exceeding two years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.




Inserted (11.07.1990) by Criminal Justice Act 1990 (16/1990), s. 7 and sch. 1, para. 4 (e), commenced on enactment.