Police will get the right to challenge bail granted to dangerous suspects

January 12th, 20124:57 am @

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Police will get the right to challenge bail granted to dangerous suspects

Prosecutors and police will be able to appeal against court decisions that let dangerous suspects walk free on bail, it was announced yesterday.

Every year more than 100,000 offences are committed by suspects released on bail for another crime – including rape and murder.

At the moment any decision by a judge to allow a suspect out is final.

The Government is moving to prevent cases like the murder of Jane Clough (pictured), killed by her boyfriend who was out on bail

The Government is moving to prevent cases like the murder of Jane Clough (pictured), killed by her boyfriend who was out on bail

But yesterday David Cameron pledged to change the law, following a campaign by the parents of a nurse murdered by her former partner.

Jane Clough, 26 was stabbed 71 times by Jonathan Vass, who had already been charged with raping and assaulting her.

He had been given bail despite prosecutors arguing he should be remanded into custody.

Miss Clough’s parents, John and Penny, were in the Commons yesterday when the Prime Minister announced the change.

John and Penny Clough, of Barrowford, whose daughter Jane was murdered by boyfriend Jonathan Vass in July 2010

John and Penny Clough, of Barrowford, whose daughter Jane was murdered by boyfriend Jonathan Vass in July 2010

Mr Cameron said: ‘I hope this will improve the law, be more helpful to victims and give some satisfaction to the family.’

The Prime Minister said an amendment would be added to the sentencing Bill currently before the House of Lords.

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