Prevention of Crimes Amendment Act 1885
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It amended the Prevention of Crimes Act 1871, and provided that any person convicted of obstructing a constable or "peace officer" in the execution of their duty was guilty of a criminal offence against that Act. This would be punishable by a penalty of £5 (2009: £400) or, failing payment, two months imprisonment with or without hard labour.
- Oliver & Boyd's new Edinburgh almanac and national repository for the year 1886. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1886