This legislation has been repealed.
Consorting and like offences6. Consorting and like offences (1) Any person who- (a) is the occupier of a house or place that is frequented by reputed thieves; (b) is found in a house or place in company with reputed thieves who, on being thereto required by the court, does not give to the satisfaction of the court a good account of his being in such house or place upon some lawful occasion; (c) habitually consorts with reputed thieves unless such person, on being thereto required by the court, gives to the satisfaction of the court a good account of his so consorting; (d) begs or gathers alms or causes or procures or encourages a child to beg or gather alms; * * * * * (f) has on or about his person without lawful excuse (the proof of which excuse shall be on such person) any article of disguise- shall be guilty of an offence. Penalty: For a first offence-imprisonment for one year; For a second or subsequent offence against this section (whether under the same paragraph or not)-imprisonment for two years. (2) Proceedings against any person under paragraph (c) of the last preceding sub-section shall not be taken except by a member of the police force.