Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

Increase of penalty for common assault, etc.


10.The Criminal Justice Act, 1951, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (2) of section 11 of the following:

“(2) A person convicted of common assault or battery shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or, at the discretion of the Court, imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both such fine and imprisonment.”.


Editorial Notes:


Criminal Justice Act 1951 (2/1951), s. 11 was repealed (19.08.1997) by Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997 (26/1997), s. 31 and sch., commenced as per s. 32(2).