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Thanks to Michael Clare of Thames Valley Police for bringing this important news to our attention.

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 9 May 2013.

A raft of measures to create new and simpler powers to tackle anti-social behaviour, make forced marriage illegal and improve professional standards of the police have been introduced in the new Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill.   

The Bill will:

  • Condense 19 existing measures to deal with antisocial behaviour into six, more effective powers, giving victims the ability to ensure action is taken and a greater say in the sanction an offender receives;
  • Encourage responsible dog ownership by making it a criminal offence to have a dog that is dangerously out of control in a private property (extending the current legislation which covers public places);
  • Tackle the use of illegal firearms by gangs and organised crime groups, by increasing the maximum penalty for illegal importation/exportation of firearms and create a new offence of possession for sale or transfer;
  • Provide the new College of Policing with the powers it needs to set standards for the police in England and Wales; and extend the powers and remit of the Independent Police Complaints Commission to ensure all serious allegations against police officers and staff are investigated robustly and independently. 

Subject to its parliamentary progress, the Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent by the end of the session in Spring 2014.

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