Much of the spring of 2019, the 34-year-old from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire was the most wanted man in England. After being released by mistake, he traveled around the country raping, assaulting and abducting both women and children. This is what British Sky News writes.
Initially, the man was in for a previous incident of violence. After serving 18 months in prison, he was released, despite still posing a significant threat to society.
Two months later, he had committed acts of violence against 11 victims over a period of 15 days. The youngest victim was an 11-year-old boy, while the oldest was a 71-year-old woman.
The events are said to have taken place in the towns of Watford and London, as well as several cities northwest of England.
In a case report, it now emerges that several serious mistakes were made by the prison. Police Chief Justin Russell led the work on the report where it appears that the prison staff had several opportunities to stop the release, and that they did not have sufficient insight into the risk of the man’s release.
Instead of keeping the man under surveillance, they let him move in with his own family where it was impossible to monitor him. The report states that he should have been placed in a guaranty hostel where one could have control of where he was.
Several of the acts for which the man is now convicted were directed at children. He allegedly forced two 14-year-old girls into a car by threatening them with machete.
– Unacceptable errors
A spokesman from the Justice Department in England has gone out and lamented the victims on behalf of the prison.
“These are atrocious actions and we apologize to the victims for the unacceptable mistakes made in this case,” Sky News spokesman said.
The spokesperson also emphasizes that the information flow in the prison should be improved, and that the staff are now given compulsory training on when criminals should be recalled to the prison.
During the trial, the 34-year-old was found guilty of 37 charges and sentenced to 33 life sentences.
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