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?



SENTENCING SCANDAL:   4 and a half years sentencing for two muggers who robbed the Judge and his wife, This same Judge that allowed the option of Manslaughter with Provocation and sentenced Oldfield to 7 years.  I was called by the probation service to tell me there was a possibility that Oldfield would be released after 3 years.  He in fact served 4 year 8 months. The two muggers will have served approx 3 years between them too, as they never do the sentences given.


4 years 8 months for a whole family including 3 small children aged 12 and under who were left devastated traumatized and have never recovered from the loss of their Dad, the loss of a Son and a loved Brother.   Then to rub salt into wounds Oldfield once again attacks in an unprovoked attack and is caught carrying a knife with intent to use it!   How I wish we had only lost a few hundred pounds and a couple of credit cards.  So will his next victim!


I have no doubt these two people will have been shocked startled scared, but had no life threatening injuries.   

So how can these sentences be fair?  

Two people lose credit cards cash V one person brutally murdered?  Where is the Justice?



A robber who attacked a judge while mugging commuters has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in a young offenders' institution.

Malaki Wilson, 18, and four unidentified accomplices, punched Mr Justice David Penry-Davey to the ground as they stole his wallet, a mobile phone and £120 in cash.

Moments earlier the gang had tried to rob two other commuters at West Dulwich Station, south London.

Wilson, of Paulet Road, Camberwell, south London, was convicted at an earlier trial of one count of robbery and two of attempted robbery on 22 February.


Mr Justice David Penry-Davey
Sir Penry-Davey chased his attackers

Undeterred by his ordeal, some of which was caught on CCTV, the judge leapt to his feet and chased the group.


He managed to commandeer a vehicle and asked the driver to follow them, Inner London Crown Court heard.

In an attempt to catch his attackers, he tried to smash the rear window of their getaway vehicle.

Wilson smirked as Judge Peter Grobel told him custody was unavoidable.

Planned crime

Judge Grobel said: "You and four others, your friends, in a group, deliberately set out to rob early morning passengers at West Dulwich Station.

"This was a planned expedition, not a sudden, spur-of-the-moment crime."

"You and your group surrounded the victim, threatened him and when he resisted, he was punched repeatedly whilst his pockets were searched and his wallet taken."    The judge added: "You are being sentenced today for what you did, not for who you did it to."


Mugger jailed for snatching bag of judge's wife


A "CONFIDENT, well-spoken" mugger who snatched the handbag of a High Court judge's wife was jailed for two years yesterday.

Roger Selman approached Judy Penry-Davey to ask for directions and chatted with her before grabbing her bag as she walked to her home in Dulwich, south London.

Lady Penry-Davey, 56, a retired teacher and mother of three, put up a furious struggle, being pulled across a parked car as she held on to the strap. Her shouts of "you bastard" alerted neighbours.

Selman, 32, of Kennington, south London, escaped with the bag in a car, but a witness made a note of the number plate and police arrested him.

Lady Penry-Davey's credit and debit cards, and £35 were not recovered.

Sentencing Selman, a father of one, who pleaded guilty in Inner London Crown Court to a charge of robbery, Judge Colin Smith, QC, said that the attack was "very frightening" and had "involved a certain amount of premeditation".

The judge said: "Your unfortunate victim put up a struggle but because of your persistence it was ripped from her.

"This was a very nasty incident and the public, women in particular, must be protected from offences such as this, which are all too prevalent."

Lady Penry-Davey, who was in court accompanied by her husband, Sir David Penry-Davey, said she was "very grateful" to the police.

She said: "I am very sad that a chap with such obvious abilities should be doing what he was doing.

"When he started talking to me, he struck me as being quite a confident, well-spoken young man who could easily have held down a job. It seems such a waste that he turned to crime instead."

Lady Penry-Davey said that since the incident in March she was "more wary" when she went out at night.

She said: "You have to keep going and we all have to walk the streets, but I look over my shoulder more, I keep less in my bag, and I wear it across my body rather than simply over my shoulder.

"I am sure that if I were attacked again I would react in the same way. One is just so outraged that someone to whom you have tried to be civil and helpful would turn on you like that.

"But I never felt he was going to be violent. He was just very determined to take my bag and I was very, very angry.

"I knew that if I shouted loudly some of my neighbours would come to help. It is a crime which is happening more and more."

Selman has convictions for wounding, handling stolen goods, theft and assault stretching back to 1986.

James McCrindell, defending, said his client was "very remorseful" and had written a letter to his victim apologising for what had happened. Unfortunately it had never arrived.






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