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One rule for them then eh?
Hes going to get a hard time in prison
Yeah since the inmates know he's a walt they'll pretend to beat him up
And he is a nonce.
What gets me is how these people feel the need to come out with the most farfetched stories and think they will get away with it.
I notice the police actually chase and prosecute their walts, but the worst an army walt can expect is half a page in the Sun, coppers do fuck all.
Nail on head.
I reckon he will get Sore Arrse Syndrome by the time he leaves prison, at least he can claim to be a member of the SAS Association
what is the actuall legality of impersonating a member of the forces?
the few sources I can find only refer to it being an offence if you wear medals that you have not earned, or try to use it to gain entry to restricted areas (bases ect).
Impersonation, etc.â (1) Any person who with intent to deceive impersonates a member of a police force or special constable, or makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he is such a member or constable, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
(2) Any person who, not being a constable, wears any article of police uniform in circumstances where it gives him an appearance so nearly resembling that of a member of a police force as to be calculated to deceive shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
(3) Any person who, not being a member of a police force or special constable, has in his possession any article of police uniform shall, unless he proves that he obtained possession of that article lawfully and has possession of it for a lawful purpose, be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.
(4) In this sectionâ
âarticle of police uniformâ means any article of uniform or any distinctive badge or mark or document of identification usually issued to members of police forces or special constables, or anything having the appearance of such an article, badge, mark or document,
âmember of a police forceâ includes a member of the British Transport Police Force,] and
âspecial constableâ means a special constable appointed for a police area.
Hurtful though it may be, there's no offence of impersonating a soldier. Coppers do f*ck all for that reason.
Source needed please for credibility
police act 1996 sec 90. Google it
Uniforms Act 1894: "It is an offence for any person not serving in HMF to wear without HM's permission the uniform of any of those forces., or any dress having the appearance, or bearing any of the regimental or other distinctive marks of any such uniform."
Using the uniform to gain admission to a restricted area is an offence under S1 Official Secrets Act 1920.
Wearing a uniform in order to bring contempt upon it is an offence under the Uniforms Act 1894.
Wearing an unearned decoration, badge, wound stripe or emblem authorised by the defence council, anything designed to look like the above, or claiming falsely to be entitled to any of the above is an offence under S197 Army and Air Force Acts 1955
Impersonate police is covered by the Police Act 1996.
You learn something knew every day.
Quick, someone get on to the locals to nick the egg-op who had his chestful displayed.on the Rememberance parade up North somewhere.
Someone should start a thread on that.
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