world talking news – tagging legislation should be put on hold after ‘appalling’ killing
Ruth Davidson has mentioned it’s “unacceptable” that Nicola Sturgeon doesn’t know what number of violent crime are dedicated every year by prisoners freed on residence detention curfew.
The Scottish Conservative chief mentioned the figures must be collated and made public as she claimed the justice system was tilted in favour of these convicted of crime.
She added that the one time the general public ever discovered was when somebody ended up in court docket.
The Tory chief additionally known as for plans to increase using digital tagging to be placed on maintain within the wake of the “appalling” case of James Wright, 25, who was illegally at massive for six months earlier than he murdered 31-year-old Craig McClelland.
Wright had 16 earlier convictions, together with two for knife crimes, when he was let loose of jail final February on residence detention curfew.
He tampered together with his digital tag and breached the curfew after simply 11 days, however remained illegally at massive for six months earlier than stabbing Mr McClelland to dying in Foxbar, Paisley, in a motiveless assault in July.