PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
I was assured by several Home Secretary's and Home Office ministers that should Oldfield commit another crime with a blade he would be lifed off, so why is his liberty still being given when Crown Court Judges are deeming him to be Dangerous?
I was told in a letter dated 04 June 2001 (one year to
the day my brother died,) By Lord Bassam on behalf of Charles Clarke the then Home Secretary
"The Crime Sentences Act 1997 introduced provisions requiring that those convicted of a second serious violent or sexual offence should receive an automatic life sentence, and be kept in prison for as long as it is considered that they would pose a serious risk to the public if released on licence. The offences included in this provision themselves carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The likely reason why Mr Oldfield was not given an automatic life sentence is that any previous offences that he was convicted of was not a qualifying offence for the purpose of this section."
So my argument now is - Oldfield has twice since killing my brother been convicted of using a blade and carrying one while on licence, the Judge at Leeds Crown Court deemed him as dangerous, why has he still not received a life sentence? Does he really have to kill again before that will be classed as a serious enough offence?
HOUSE OF COMMONS
FROM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
DATED 14th July 2000 (I think it should have been dated 2001)
Dear Miss Keenan,
Mr Hague has asked me to thank you for your recent letter and to reply on his behalf.
Mr Hague has carefully noted your comments and was sorry to hear of your brother's tragic death. He sends his sincerest sympathies to you and your family. The Conservatives Party believes that justice system is damaged when victims of crime, and the general public, feel that sentences handed down in court bear no resemblance to the sentences that convicted offenders actually serve. We believe that ofenders should serve the full term ordered by the judge in open court. We will, therefore, abolish the current arrangements for automatic early release on licence.
SO WHY HAS THIS NOT HAPPENED SINCE CONSERVATIVES HAVE TAKEN OFFICE?