[256AC Breach of supervision requirements imposed under section 256AA]
[256AC Breach of supervision requirements imposed under section 256AA]

[(1)     Where it appears on information to a justice of the peace that a person has failed to comply with a supervision requirement imposed under section 256AA, the justice may—

(a)     issue a summons requiring the offender to appear at the place and time specified in the summons, or

(b)     if the information is in writing and on oath, issue a warrant for the offender's arrest.

(2)     Any summons or warrant issued under this section must direct the person to appear or be brought—

(a)     before a magistrates' court acting for the local justice area in which the offender resides, or

(b)     if it is not known where the person resides, before a magistrates' court acting for the same local justice area as the justice who issued the summons or warrant.

(3)     Where the person does not appear in answer to a summons issued under subsection (1)(a), the court may issue a warrant for the person's arrest.