‘Enough is enough’: no early release for terrorists

11 Feb 2020

No convicted terrorist entitled to automatic early release will be allowed to leave prison until the Parole Board says they can, under emergency laws which will be enacted with retrospective effect.

The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill is to be put to MPs today and will, said Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, mean offenders who are still considered “a threat to public safety” will be forced to remain in prison.

It follows two separate attacks carried out recently - the Fishmongers’ Hall attack in London Bridge and the Streatham attack - both carried out by terrorist offenders shortly after their early release from prison.

Once passed, the legislation will prevent the a...

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