453. Forfeiture of recognisance.

Where a recognisance to keep the peace or to be of good behaviour has been entered into before a magistrates' court1 or any recognisance is conditioned for the appearance of a person before a magistrates' court, or for his doing any other thing connected with a proceeding before it2, and the recognisance appears to the magistrates' court to be forfeited, the court may declare it to be forfeited3 and adjudge each person bound by it, whether as principal or surety to pay the sum in which he is bound4. Where, in the case of a recognisance which is conditioned