Criminal Damage Act 1991

Threat to damage property.

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3.A person who without lawful excuse makes to another a threat, intending that that other would fear it would be carried out—

( a) to damage any property belonging to that other or a third person, or

( b) to damage his own property in a way which he knows is likely to endanger the life of that other or a third person,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

(i) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, and

(ii) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.

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Editorial Notes:

E9

Offence under subs. (3)(b) designated a “specified offence” (6.04.2014) by Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013), s. 30 and sch. part 2 item 9, S.I. No. 163 of 2014.

E10

Offences under section occurring before 12.06.2017, in so far as they relate to data or a storage medium in which such data are kept, designated a “relevant offence” (9.08.2011) by Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011), s. 3(1) and sch. 1 para. 30, S.I. No. 411 of 2011, as substituted (12.06.2017) by Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 (11/2017), s. 15, S.I. No. 249 of 2017.

E11

Offence under section designated a “specified offence” (28.06.2000) by Criminal Justice (Safety of United Nations Workers) Act 2000 (16/2000), s. 3 and sch. 2 part 2 item 2, commenced on enactment.

E12

Offence under section designated a “serious offence” (4.09.1998 and 15.05.2000) by Bail Act 1997 (16/1997), s. 1 and sch. paras. 18, 29 and 30, S.I. No. 315 of 1998 and S.I. No. 118 of 2000, as amended (18.05.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007), s. 17(d), S.I. No. 236 of 2007.