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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 60

Assault and other actions against police officers

60 Assault and other actions against police officers

(1) A person who assaults, throws a missile at, stalks, harasses or intimidates 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.
(1A) A person who, during a public disorder, assaults, throws a missile at, stalks, harasses or intimidates 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 7 years.
(2) A person who assaults 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.
(2A) A person who, during a public disorder, assaults 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 9 years.
(3) A person who by any means:
(a) wounds or causes grievous bodily harm to 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.
(3A) A person who by any means during a public disorder:
(a) wounds or causes grievous bodily harm to 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 14 years.
(4) For the purposes of this section, an action is taken to be carried out in relation to a police officer while in the execution of the officer’s duty, even though the police 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 police officer in the execution of the officer’s duty, or
(b) because the officer is a police officer.



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