Colin Pitchfork: MoJ sorry for sex offenders register error – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in child abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has apologised for saying killer Colin Pitchfork would not have to sign the sex offenders register when released from prison.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Double killer will not be on sex offenders register – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in child abuse, DNA, forensic science, murder, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘A man who raped and murdered two 15-year-old girls will not be placed on the sex offenders register when he is released.

The Ministry of Justice said it was because Colin Pitchfork’s crimes were committed before 1997, when the register was introduced.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2021

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Killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison after challenge fails – The Guardian

‘The child killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork is to be freed from prison after the Parole Board rejected calls from the government to reconsider the controversial decision.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Review of decision to release child killer – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2021 in murder, news, parole, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The decision to release double child killer Colin Pitchfork will be reviewed, it has been confirmed.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Government to ask for review of child killer’s release – BBC News

‘The government will ask the Parole Board to look again at its decision to release a double child killer who was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Minister considers intervening over decision to release child killer – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2021 in children, DNA, forensic science, lord chancellor, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The Justice Secretary is considering intervening over the decision to approve the release of child killer Colin Pitchfork.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2021

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Murderer James Ford who tried to help terror attack victim freed – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2021 in murder, news, parole, rehabilitation, terrorism, victims by tracey

‘A murderer who tried to help one of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack has been cleared by the Parole Board to be freed from prison.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2021

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Crime victims to be told when perpetrators leave prison – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2021 in crime, cross-examination, news, notification, parole, victims by tracey

‘Crime victims are to be told when an offender leaves prison as part of a new code that has come into force in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2021

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Requirement for all parole hearings to be held in private to be relaxed – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 9th, 2021 in parole, press releases, privacy, private hearings, victims by tracey

‘The rule which currently requires all parole hearings to be held in private will be relaxed as part of the government’s efforts to increase public confidence in the process.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th February 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Cardiff terrorist Omar Latif sues MoJ over licence changes – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2021 in news, parole, release on licence, terrorism by sally

‘A convicted terrorist who was jailed for his role in an al Qaida-inspired terrorist group is suing the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2021

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UK’s youngest convicted terrorist can be freed, says Parole Board – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2021 in Islam, news, parole, release on licence, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A man whose conviction aged 15 made him Britain’s youngest terrorist is safe to be freed, despite his key role in a plot to kill police officers, the Parole Board has decided.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Gourlay) v Parole Board [2020] UKSC 50 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 7th, 2020 in appeals, costs, judicial review, news, parole, prisons, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the role of the Court in relation to the principles governing the award of costs in lower courts.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th December 2020

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Helen’s Law receives Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘Killers who withhold information on their victims could spend longer behind bars.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th November 2020

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Parole system in England and Wales ‘secretive’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2020 in closed material, news, parole, prisons, victims by sally

‘A man whose grandfather has just been released from prison – after killing his wife 35 years ago – has told the BBC the parole process in England and Wales is “secretive” and “coy”.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2020

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Parole Board chief calls for high-profile hearings to be held in public – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2020 in news, parole, private hearings by sally

‘The head of the Parole Board has backed proposals to hold hearings to decide whether dangerous prisoners should be released in public, a significant shift from the current closed system.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2020

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Britain’s ‘most violent rapists’ should die in jail, court told – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2020 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘Two of Britain’s “worst and most violent rapists” should die in jail instead of facing potential release, a court has been told. The solicitor general for England and Wales told the Court of Appeal that rare whole life orders should be handed to Joseph McCann and Reynhard Sinaga.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2020

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UK man who murdered wife to be freed despite refusal to reveal location of body – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2020 in disclosure, domestic violence, families, murder, news, parole by sally

‘A man who murdered his wife 35 years ago is to be released from prison despite refusing to reveal the whereabouts of her body.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2020

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Helen McCourt’s mother ordered to pay killer £40,000 legal fees – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2020 in bereavement, bills, burials and cremation, costs, murder, news, parole by sally

‘A murdered woman’s mother has been told to pay her daughter’s killer £40,000 in legal fees.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2020

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Judges reject terror offender’s challenge of early release ban – BBC News

‘An attempt by terrorism offender Mohammed Zahir Khan to overturn a ban on early release from prison has been thrown out by the High Court.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2020

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Judges urged to quash Helen McCourt killer’s parole – BBC News

‘The mother of a 22-year-old insurance clerk murdered in 1988 has asked judges to quash a Parole Board decision to release her daughter’s killer.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2020

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