(1) This section applies where—
(a) a person (“the claimant”) claims that another person (“the defendant”) did an act amounting to trespass to the claimant's person, and
(b) the claimant has been convicted in the United Kingdom of an imprisonable offence committed on the same occasion as that on which the act is alleged to have been done.
(2) Civil proceedings relating to the claim may be brought only with the permission of the court.
(3) The court may give permission for the proceedings to be brought only if there is evidence that either—
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