542. Unauthorised violent entry.

Any person who, without lawful authority, uses or threatens violence for the purpose of securing entry into any premises for himself or for any other person is guilty of an offence, provided that there is someone present on those premises at the time who is opposed to the entry which the violence is intended to secure, and provided that the person using or threatening the violence knows that this is the case1. This does not, however, apply to a person who is a displaced residential occupier2 or a protected intending occupier3 of the premises in question, or who is