'Our judicial system only protects the criminals', says caller whose son's murderer was released early

24 January 2023, 17:02

Caller: 'Our judicial system protects the criminals'

Madeleine Wilson

By Madeleine Wilson

This caller, whose son's murderer was let out of prison early, says "our judicial system is a joke", and that this country is not only "too soft" on crime, but "too stupid" as well.

Shelagh Fogarty spoke to Chris from Barnet who said that the UK's judicial system is a "joke", and the mistakes they are making are costing the public the lives of their loved ones.

It comes as Zara Aleena's family has not received a personal apology despite a watchdog finding a series of opportunities to stop a sexual predator from murdering her.

He had spent the night of the murder searching for women to attack - having hunted four others - and chanced upon Zara on a residential street in East London, just 10 minutes away from her home.

Numerous chances were missed to recall Jordan McSweeney to jail in the days before he stalked and killed the law graduate in east London.

Probation inspectors say a series of "concerning" errors were made surrounding killer Jordan McSweeney’s release from prison, including a miscalculation of the risk he posed to the public.

Read more: 'Still no personal apology': Zara Aleena's family slam Probation Service for failures that kept killer out of jail

Footage released of Zara Aleena killer McSweeney's arrest

Chris continued to tell Shelagh that the parole board has been making "mistakes forever", adding that they do "nothing" to fix their mistakes without being "punished" for it.

He said: "It's been happening for so long and nothing has been done."

He later went on to tell Shelagh his son's murderer was released early.

Chris said: "He stabbed a young girl of 16 years and then after he was put in prison he came out and murdered my son.

"These judges don't know what's happening, you can't even ask what that person is doing even after he's been released or before he's been released.

"They protect these people. Our judicial system protects the people who commit the crimes, they don't protect the public."

Read more: Missing Constance Marten and sex offender partner 'may be sleeping in blue tent with newborn in sub zero conditions'

More Shelagh Fogarty News

See more More Shelagh Fogarty News

The Princess of Wales says she edited the photograph that was released to mark Mother's Day.

The insistence that we see Kate is tantamount to stalking, writes Shelagh Fogarty

Caller tells Shelagh his solution to illegal immigration.

LBC caller tells Shelagh Fogarty that the Channel islands are the answer to 'illegal immigration'

'Rishi Sunak chooses to do the self interested party politics': Shelagh Fogarty reflects on Tories' immigration policies

'Rishi Sunak chooses to do the self-interested party politics': Shelagh Fogarty reflects on Tories' migration policies

Shelagh Fogarty

Former Treasury official outlines 'three immediate priorities' likely to be reflected in Autumn Statement

Shelagh Fogarty

Suella Braverman's hardline crime bill seems like she's ‘interviewing' for career at ‘pathetic’ news channels, says caller

Shelagh and caller Sam

Anti-Semitic chants and actions 'delegitimize' pro-Palestinian cause asserts this Shelagh Fogarty caller

Shelagh and Ricardo Dos Santos

'It's sickening': Ricardo Dos Santos speaks to Shelagh Fogarty as two officers sacked over stop and search


Rishi Sunak has 'failed monumentally' to 'humanise' both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict says Israel expert

Shelagh and Callum

Twitter is a 'particularly dangerous' place to get information now says the Centre for Countering Digital Hate

Shelagh and caller Simon

LBC caller details 'disgusting anti-Semitic' act he witnessed, as hate crimes rise in fall out of Israel-Hamas war

Sister of missing Israeli woman

'We hope she's hiding somewhere': Sister of missing Israeli festival goer fears she is being held hostage by Hamas

Distraught caller on Israel-Gaza conflict.

'This is a war against Hamas!': Distraught caller wants Israel and Palestine to take down the 'enemy' together

Shelagh and Alicia Kearns

Head of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee expresses concern over Israeli 'siege of Gaza'

Shelagh Fogarty caller on facial recognition.

This caller lacks 'trust' in the government's handling of the AI facial recognition debate

Shelagh condemns PM's comments on 'dignity' of the elderly.

'He painted a picture of a Britain that the Conservatives meant to build...': Shelagh Fogarty condemns PM's suggestion that elderly have 'dignity'

Shelagh Fogarty on Jenrick

'We're full aren't we?': Shelagh questions Robert Jenrick's motive behind encouraging Brits to increase birth rate