41F. 25 year minimum term in serious cases involving knives.

Where:

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    (1)     a court has passed a mandatory life sentence for murder1 on an offender who was aged 18 or over when he committed the offence2;

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    (2)     the offender took a knife or other weapon to the scene intending to commit any offence, or have it available to use as a weapon, and used that knife or other weapon in committing the murder3; and

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    (3)     in the opinion of the court the case is neither exceptionally or particularly serious