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Section 14(1) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 relates to
“placing or maintaining on access land notice deterring public use”.
Section 14(2) and (3) stipulates
“failure to comply with court order to remove notice deterring public use”.
Data available on the Court Proceedings Database show that, between 2000 and 2008 (latest available), in 2002 there was one prosecution and one finding of guilt under section 14 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. These data include section 14 sub-sections (1) (2) and (3) and it is therefore not possible to identify whether the proceedings were for placing or maintaining a notice or failure to comply with a court order.
Court proceedings data given above are on the principle offence basis which relates to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. For example, when a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
Court proceedings data for 2009 are planned for publication in the autumn, 2010.