869. The Crown Court's power to make a restriction order.

Where a hospital order1 is made in respect of an offender by the Crown Court2 and it appears to the court, having regard to the nature of the offence, antecedents of the offender and the risk of his committing further offences if set at large, that it is necessary for the protection of the public from serious harm to do so, the court may, subject to the requirement of oral evidence3, further order that the offender is to be subject to special restrictions4, known as a restriction order5.

A restriction order may not be made unless at least one of