9 Obligation to give name and other particulars
  • (1) An occupier of any private land upon which any person is found trespassing, or any constable, may require that person to—

    • (a) give particulars of his name and place of abode; and

    • (b) give the number of his firearms licence under the Arms Act 1983 if he is in possession of a firearm.

    (2) If any such person fails or refuses to comply with a requirement made under subsection (1), any constable may caution him and, if he persists in his failure or refusal, may arrest him without warrant.

    (3) Every person commits an offence against this Act who, in response to a requirement under subsection (1),—

    • (a) fails or refuses to comply with that requirement; or

    • (b) gives a false name or place of abode; or

    • (c) wilfully gives particulars of his place of abode that are insufficiently precise to enable it to be identified readily.

    Compare: 1968 No 52 s 8; 1977 No 111 s 34

    Section 9(1): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

    Section 9(1)(b): substituted, on 1 June 1984, by section 76(1) of the Arms Act 1983 (1983 No 44).

    Section 9(2): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).