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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 60A

Assault and other actions against law enforcement officers (other than police officers)

60A Assault and other actions against law enforcement officers (other than police officers)

(1) A person who assaults, throws a missile at, stalks, harasses or intimidates a law enforcement officer (other than a police officer) while in the execution of the officer's duty, although no actual bodily harm is occasioned to the officer, is liable to imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) A person who assaults a law enforcement officer (other than a police officer) while in the execution of the officer's duty, and by the assault occasions actual bodily harm, is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.
(3) A person who by any means--
(a) wounds or causes grievous bodily harm to a law enforcement officer (other than a police officer) while in the execution of the officer's duty, and
(b) is reckless as to causing actual bodily harm to that officer or any other person,
is liable to imprisonment for 12 years.
(4) For the purposes of this section, an action is taken to be carried out in relation to a law enforcement officer while in the execution of the officer's duty, even though the officer is not on duty at the time, if it is carried out--
(a) as a consequence of, or in retaliation for, actions undertaken by that officer in the execution of the officer's duty, or
(b) because the officer is a law enforcement officer.



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