A double child murderer will not be placed on the sex offenders register because of a legal loophole, it has emerged.
Colin Pitchfork, 61, who raped and murdered 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in 1983 and 1986, is set to be freed from HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire after serving 33 years in prison.
However, given that his crimes and sentencing were before 1997
You are charged, tried and sentenced under the law – whatever it was – at the time of your charging, trial and sentence. Actually, to be precise, at the time of the alleged crime.
That’s not a loophole, that’s justice.