The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 was enacted on 28 April 2022.
It has been described as a “Christmas Tree Act”, in an earlier incarnation a bonfire of our basic civil liberties its 14 parts, 209 sections and 21 schedules and 337 pages covers a wide range of topics.
Two of its provisions have made the news. On 28 June 2022, the day it came into force, anti-Brexit protestor Steve Bray had his sound system seized apparently as a result of the coming into force of parts of the Police, Crime etc Act. And, more recently the, otherwise, automatic release of Anthony Smith, who in 2018 received a ten year following his conviction for causing or allowing serious harm to his son, was delayed under s132 of the Act.
Richard English has provided an over view of the Act, along with new Sentence Guidelines.
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