35. Automatic life sentences.

The court1 must impose a sentence of imprisonment for life2 where a person aged 18 or over3 is convicted of a 'second listed offence'4 committed after 3 December 20125 and:

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    (1)     the court would otherwise6 impose a sentence of imprisonment for 10 years or more7; and

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    (2)     at the time the offence was committed, the offender had been convicted of a listed offence8 ('the previous offence')9 and a relevant life sentence