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MALICIOUS DAMAGE ACT 1861

UK Public General Acts

Version 01/05/1994

1861 CHAPTER 97 24 and 25 Vict

Default Geographical Extent: E+W+N.I.


  • Injuries to Railway Carriages and Telegraphs (E+W+S+N.I.)
  • Other Matters (E+W+S+N.I.)
  • Version 01/05/1994
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  • Version 01/02/1991

Introductory Text

Malicious Damage Act 1861

1861 CHAPTER 97 24 and 25 Vict

An Act to consolidate and amend the Statute Law of England and Ireland relating to Malicious Injuries to Property.

[6th August 1861]

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1 Short title given by Short Titles Act 1896 (c. 14)

C2 Preamble omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1892 (c. 19)

C3 This Act is not necessarily in the form in which it has effect in Northern Ireland

Commencement Information

I1 Act wholly in force at Royal Assent


1—34. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F1 Amendments (Textual)

F1 Ss. 1–34, 37–46, 49–57, 59–71 repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt. I


Injuries to Railway Carriages and Telegraphs (E+W+S+N.I.)


35 Placing wood, &c. on railway, with intent to obstruct or overthrow any engine, &c. Amendments (Textual)

F2 Words repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1892 (c. 19)

F3 Words repealed by Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), Sch. 10 Pt. I

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C4 Reference to penal servitude for life to be construed as reference to imprisonment for life or any shorter term: Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), s. 1(1)

C5 S. 35 extended (N.I.) (prosp.) by Criminal Jurisdiction Act 1975 (c. 59, SIF 39:2), s. 1, Sch. 1 para. 6 (as substituted (prosp.) by S.I. 1991/1711, arts. 1(3), 6)


36 Obstructing engines or carriages on railways. Amendments (Textual)

F4 Words omitted by virtue of Criminal Justice Act 1948 (c. 58), s. 1(2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6 S. 36 amended as to mode of trial by Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43, SIF 82), s. 17, Sch. 1 para. 4


37—46. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F5 Amendments (Textual)

F5 Ss. 1–34, 37–46, 49–57, 59–71 repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt. I


F6 47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F6 Ss. 47, 48 repealed (1.5.1994) by Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc.) Act 1993 (c. 22), s. 8(3)(4), Sch. 4 para.35, Sch. 5 Pt. II; S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(2), Sch. 2


F7 48 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F7 Ss. 47, 48 repealed (1.5.1994) by Merchant Shipping (Registration, etc.) Act 1993 (c. 22), s. 8(3)(4), Sch. 4 para. 35, Sch. 5 Pt. II; S.I. 1993/3137, art. 3(2), Sch. 2


49—55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F8 Amendments (Textual)

F8 Ss. 1–34, 37–46, 49–57, 59–71 repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt. I


Other Matters (E+W+S+N.I.)


56, 57. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F9 Amendments (Textual)

F9 Ss. 1–34, 37–46, 49–57, 59–71 repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt. I


58 Malice against owner of property unnecessary. (E+W+S+N.I.)

Every punishment and forfeiture by this Act imposed on any person maliciously committing any offence, whether the same be punishable upon indictment or upon summary conviction, shall equally apply and be enforced, whether the offence shall be committed from malice conceived against the owner of the property in respect of which it shall be committed, or otherwise.

59—71. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F10 Amendments (Textual)

F10 Ss. 1–34, 37–46, 49–57, 59–71 repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), Sch. Pt. I


72 Offences committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty. (E+W+S+N.I.)

All indictable offences mentioned in this Act which shall be committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or Ireland shall be . . . F11 liable to the same punishments as if they had been committed upon the land in England or Ireland . . . F11

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F11 Words repealed by Criminal Law Act 1967 (c. 58), Sch. 3 Pt. III


73—79. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F12 Amendments (Textual)

F12 Ss. 73–79 repealed by Criminal Damage Act 1971 (c. 48), s. 11(3)(8), Sch. Pt. I