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caution

1. Law chiefly Brit a formal warning given to a person suspected or accused of an offence that his words will be taken down and may be used in evidence
2. a notice entered on the register of title to land that prevents a proprietor from disposing of his land without a notice to the person who entered the caution
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Children Older children are more likely to be cautioned but figures are falling for these age groups as well, with 5,520 cautions for 12 to 14-yearolds, down from 40,344 in 2004, and 4,229 for 15-year-olds, down 21,663 in 2004.
In Northumbria, 18 people had received four or more cautions over 12 months, with one offender cautioned 50 times since 2001.
China Supermar-ket, below, was cautioned over selling alcohol without a premises licence
Another three people were cautioned despite admitting threatening or conspiring to murder.
The data shows that two care workers were cautioned for sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder in the same period, while four offenders in a position of trust were cautioned for sexual activity with a child.
He was formally cautioned by South Wales Police yesterday in connection with an incident in which two men suffered facial injuries.
However, my instinctive thoughts in relation to a person being cautioned for rape are that it's a grave concern.
Summary: A man has been arrested and cautioned over threatening text messages sent to TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton.
According to the information supplied by Cheshire Police, over the last two years six people have been cautioned for sexual assault on boys or girls under 13 years of age, and 24 for sexual assaults on males and females over 13.
And around 300 people every year are only cautioned for possessing offensive weapons, including knives, swords and firearms.
Defense attorneys, who have sought probation, cautioned that the judge's comments were made before he agreed to hear a motion disputing the amount of fraudulent losses, and possibly other arguments involving additional witnesses and documentation.
Women's groups have demanded a full explanation from the Government after it emerged that up to 40 rapists a year are being cautioned instead of facing jail.