289 Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms offences: England and Wales
289 Power to sentence young offender to detention in respect of certain firearms offences: England and Wales

(1)     Section 91 of the Sentencing Act (offenders under 18 convicted of certain serious offences: power to detain for specified period) is amended as follows.

(2)     After subsection (1) there is inserted—

“(1A)     Subsection (3) below also applies where—

(a)     a person aged under 18 is convicted on indictment of an offence—

(i)     under subsection (1)(a), (ab), (aba), (ac), (ad), (ae), (af) or (c) of section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 (prohibited weapons), or

(ii)     under subsection (1A)(a) of that section,

(b)     the offence was committed after the commencement of section 51A of that Act and at a time when he was aged 16 or over, and