74 Conviction as evidence of commission of offence

74  Conviction as evidence of commission of offence

(1)     In any proceedings the fact that a person other than the accused has been convicted of an offence by or before any court in the United Kingdom [. . .] or by a Service court outside the United Kingdom shall be admissible in evidence for the purpose of proving [that that person committed that offence, where evidence of his having done so is admissible], whether or not any other evidence of his having committed that offence is given.

(2)     In any proceedings in which by virtue of this section a person other than

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