Where a hospital order1 is made2 by the Crown Court3 and it appears to the court, having regard to the nature of the offence, the 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 harm4 so to do, the court may further order that the offender be subject to special statutory restrictions5 (ie may make a 'restriction order')6. However, a restriction order may not be made in the case of any person unless at least one of the registered medical
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