Braybrook Street 12th August 1966
I was full of compassion a few weeks back when questioning if Ronnie BIGGS should be released on parole a little bit early. He is rather a unique case of his own making.
There is another who is touted for release, not early but after serving 42 years. I'm talking about the infamous Harry ROBERTS who killed 2 police officers and was complicit in the murder of a third. He is 72 years old and reckons he should be released as he is no longer a danger to the public.
This is a man who shot 2 unarmed police officers in cold blood. This is a man who personally executed both as he was about to be apprehended red handed en route to commit an armed robbery. This is a man who escaped the hangman's noose by 8 months after the death penalty was abolished in 1965.
He is our police equivalent to Ian Brady, who the general public would never accept into their midst again. Roberts should have been left swinging on a rope until the birds picked his bones bare. Football hooligans still revere him, taunting us with his name. Letting him out would bring untold riches as he hits the celebrity criminal circuit.
He was returned to the mainstream prison population as he was involved in all sorts when released into an open jail. Not fit for release ever - Hope you live to be a hundred Harry and spend it all inside. There are cases where life means life, and even if he ends up dribbling like Ronnie Biggs then this one stays in. No compassion to be shown here, just like the compassion he showed DS Christopher Head, DC David Wombwell and PC Geoffrey Fox.
What say the court of public opinion?
The Eyes Have It