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?



Watch this space for correspondence from the Police, Home Office, Bar Council, CPS, Ministry of Justice, Prime Minister, once I scan them all I shall upload, this may take some time as I have so much.  

Letter from Blackpool MP Mr Gordon Marsden to Lord Williams of Mostyn QC the then attorney general.  Dated 17th January 2001.


Dear Lord Williams,


R v Mark Oldfield


I understand that you have called for the papers in this case which led to a manslaughter verdict on the grounds of provocation being brought in at Preston Crown Court on December 22 2000 in respect of the death of my constituent's son Wayne Joseph Keenan.

I am extremely concerned about the course of events that I believe led up to a mid-trial conference between counsel and the judge's subsequent direction.  It comes after other recent issues relating to the Crown Prosecution Service in Blackpool and the reduction in murder charges to manslaughter about which I have already written to the Home Office.


My constituents, Beverley Keenan and Alison Evans, sister and mother respectively of the deceased, feel strongly that this verdict and consequent sentence should be reviewed by the Court of Appeal. I would be most grateful for confirmation of the steps you have taken in this matter and to be kept closely informed of further action on the case.


Gordon Marsden MP

CC: Tom Morton Crown Prosecution Service Blackpool.

       Beverley Keenan and Alison Evans.

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