Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976

Aggravated burglary.

7.—The Larceny Act, 1916 , is hereby amended by the insertion after section 23A (inserted by section 6) of the following section:

“23B. (1) A person is guilty of aggravated burglary if he commits any burglary and at the time has with him any firearm or imitation firearm, any weapon of offence or any explosive; and, for this purpose—

(a) ‘firearm’ includes an airgun or air pistol, and ‘imitation firearm’ means anything that has the appearance of being a firearm, whether capable of being discharged or not;

(b) ‘weapon of offence’ means any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to or incapacitating a person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use; and

(c) ‘explosive’ means any article manufactured for the purpose of producing a practical effect by explosion, or intended by the person having it with him for that purpose.

(2) A person guilty of aggravated burglary shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.”