212. Contravention of an abatement or prohibition order.

A person who without reasonable excuse1 contravenes any requirement or prohibition of an order made by a magistrates' court relating to statutory nuisance2 is guilty of an offence3. In any proceedings for such an offence in respect of certain statutory nuisances4, it is a defence to prove that the best practicable means5 were used to prevent, or to counteract the effects of, the nuisance6. If a person is convicted of such an offence, a magistrates' court may, after giving the local authority7 in whose area the nuisance has occurred an opportunity of being heard, direct the authority to do