UK Politics

Conservative Party: Twenty killers on the run

News   •   Feb 01, 2010 10:45 GMT

Dominic Grieve, the Shadow Justice Secretary, has responded to news that 754 offenders recalled to prison after breaching the terms of their licence are still at large or unaccounted for.

Amongst the missing offenders are seventeen murderers, and three people convicted of manslaughter.

They also include nine rapists, six paedophiles, ten other sex offenders, seventy burglars, and seventy-five people convicted of robbery.

Grieve said that people "will be understandably concerned to learn that so many murderers, rapists and sex offenders who should be in prison are still at large".

"Labour’s policy of releasing prisoners early with inadequate supervision is putting the public at risk", he added.