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?



This page is dedicated to all other victims who have lost their lives and been let down by the UK Judicial System.  Please feel free to add your loved one to the page.


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  • MARGARET SULLIVAN (Monday, October 08 12 12:04 am BST)

    hopefully 1 day we will all get the justice we deserve xx this is in memory of my brother patrick who was stabbed to death 23rd feb 1992 there is not a day that he is not missed and remembered his
    life was cut short over nothing his loss is still felt by everyone that knew and loved him. WHEN YOU THINK OF HIM TODAY A LITTLE PRAYER TO JESUS SAY. XXX

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