226 Detention for life . . . for serious offences committed by those under 18
226 Detention for life . . . for serious offences committed by those under 18

(1)     This section applies where—

(a)     a person aged under 18 is convicted of a serious offence committed after the commencement of this section, and

(b)     the court is of the opinion that there is a significant risk to members of the public of serious harm occasioned by the commission by him of further specified offences.

(2)     If—

(a)     the offence is one in respect of which the offender would apart from this section be liable to a sentence of detention for life under section 91 of the Sentencing Act, and

(b)     the court considers that the seriousness of the offence, or of the offence and one or more offences associated with it, is such as to justify the imposition of a sentence of detention for life,