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?



Photos of Joey

Last photograph Joey ever had taken in the Trades Club Blackpool on a night out with his mum and sister.

Joey with his nana and uncle Andy

Baby photos of Joey with his nana and uncle Andy RIP xx

Joey's sister Julie tending her brothers grave.

Joey's grave, after Oldfields father was laid to rest in the same graveyard we had to have Joey exhumed and cremated as we could not live with the knowledge Oldfield would visit.  The cost to this family is incomprehensible.

Joey with his first born Toni
Joey with Toni aged about 3
Apple of her daddy's eye
Joey with his niece Sinead on her first Xmas
How she loved her uncle Joey, even more than chocolate.
Joey's second son Danny at his birth.
Joey with his big sister Bev always smiling!
Joey lit up a room, his smile was infectious.
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