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Police Act 1996

The Police Act 1996[1]
Long title An Act to consolidate the Police Act 1964, Part IX of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Chapter I of Part I of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 and certain other enactments relating to the police.
Chapter 1996 c 16
Territorial extent England and Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Dates
Royal Assent 22 May 1996
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Police Act 1996 (c 16) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which defined the current police areas in England and Wales, constituted the current police authorities for those areas, and set out the relationship between the Home Secretary and the English and Welsh territorial police forces. It replaced the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994, which in turn had replaced the Police Act 1964.

Section 89

Section 89(1) creates the offence of assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty.

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