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Old 13 February 2007, 14:42   #1
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Rescue Boat Drivers Charter??

The government to the rescue. Now we don't need the RYA!!

Section 2, part f, para ii says it all!!

Light blue touch-paper and run like hell.....

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2006...0060039_en.pdf
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What?

This Act is to deal with people who are violent towards emergency service workers, people who park their cars and black the way... .things like that.

Note the word "rescue service" and not "safety cover". The RYA deals with Safety moreso than Rescue.

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This link here is a much more user friendly version of the same.

www.statutelaw.gov.uk is the best thing to come out of this governments drive on IT.
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serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals);

Does that mean someone attacking a cabbage with a spade???
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a sad indictement of modern society and yob culture that such an act is needed. The rescue boat bit recognises that not all lifeboats are RNLI, there are a lot of independent rescue boats/ lifeboats that are declared facilities, for sar purposes,and whilst our coastguard vehicles are covered it makes no mention of mountain rescue teams. Was it the AA (or the RAC) who claimed they were the fourth emergency service? the act has missed them out completely
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a sad indictement of modern society and yob culture that such an act is needed. The rescue boat bit recognises that not all lifeboats are RNLI, there are a lot of independent rescue boats/ lifeboats that are declared facilities, for sar purposes,and whilst our coastguard vehicles are covered it makes no mention of mountain rescue teams. Was it the AA (or the RAC) who claimed they were the fourth emergency service? the act has missed them out completely

I don't think such an act WAS needed - just another example of Tony and his new laws - 3000 in 1 year. It is now illegal to have a quick jump in your car!!!

For example yobs throwing stones at fire engines or attacks on ambulance staff have ALWAYS been against the law - why introduce a new one? Just enforce the laws we had instead of dreaming up new legislation all the time.
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dont agree- I'm happy to have a specific act that protects me on a shout and remains on someones record (until the rehabilitation of offenders act takes it off)to show exactly what sort of low life they have been instead of relying on some other bit of non specific legislation-and I still think it is a response to a yob culture. We had the lifeboat vandalised the other year-nobody would have dreamed of that years ago in a seaside town no matter what stone they may have crawled out from under.
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act and section please?
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act and section please?
wavelength,

VERY little of our law is contained in statute. One of the wonderful things about this country!

But, the examples that codprawn gave would be in the Offences Against the Person Act 1861

If the attacker did not have intent to wound

If the attacker had intent wound.

additionally various Public Order offences that I can't be bothered to look up.

Despite Blair's best efforts - there are many things that are not written down in statute that are still "law".

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and some poor plod has to find an offence to report that the CPS will accept. Now they have one in an impressively short act, without having to dig around and make sommat fit so that then a couple of barristers can make a ridiculous amount of money per hour arguing about the meaning of word or two and if it applies to the defendant bearing in mind appeal case law over the decades and the effect of his deprived childhood and lack of the latest playstation etc etc has had on his present frame of mind.
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VERY little of our law is contained in statute. One of the wonderful things about this country!

But, the examples that codprawn gave would be in the Offences Against the Person Act 1861

If the attacker did not have intent to wound

If the attacker had intent wound.

additionally various Public Order offences that I can't be bothered to look up.

Despite Blair's best efforts - there are many things that are not written down in statute that are still "law".

Cheers, WMM

WMM these seem to apply in the situation where injury is incurred. The "new" law would (to me) appear to cover any obstruction rather than focus purely on physical injury (or e.g. damage to vehicles, which would also be covered under existing laws).

I don't know - but I suspect the penalties under this act may be more severe than for a similar offence not prosecuted under the act? just as assaulting a police officer carries a greater punishment than assaulting me.
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Summary offence only- scale 5 fine no imprisonment
whats scale 5 these days? WMM will know.
Fortunately when old gits get too expensive to keep (and too forgetful-but ya have to work really hard at that one)they offer some folk early retirement so I dont know any more! and am exceedingly happy, in fact ecstatic, not to care
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