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Breach of the peace-uk law guide  

 

   

 

Breach of the peace (Common Law)

This is when a person disrupts, or does something which is likely to disrupt, the normal state of society. 

Any person can conduct a citizen’s arrest for a breach of the peace.

Magistrates can order that a person is ‘bound over to keep the peace’. This is imposed to prevent any further breaches occurring.