2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

Decision on gang members licence due

sophie

Published by at 8:13am 17th December 2014

The mother of a girl from Rossendale - who was murdered by two youths - will find out later whether one of their accomplices will be allowed back to the area.

20 year old Sophie Lancaster was the victim of a hate crime in 2007 when she was targeted for being a 'Goth'

She was battered to death in Stubbylee Park in Bacup.

Danny Hulme was jailed for grievous bodily harm with intent - but has appealed to have his licence changed - allowing him back in the area once he's released

It means he'll be living just 5 minutes away from Sophie's boyfriend Robert Maltby who was also seriously injured in the attack.

The Parole Board will meet in Manchester to discuss whether or not the original terms of Mr Hulme's licence should be reinstated. It was confrimed earlier this month that Ministry of Justice will be sending a representative to a Parole Board hearing

Over 2,000 people from the area signed a petition against allowing Danny Hulme back to Rossendale.

Sophie's mum Sylvia said:

"Why should we have to feel that we may well have to move away from where we live? I think it's a really selfish thing to have done actually, if you've done something like that why don't you be man enough to take the consequences rather than these constant appeals?"


I'm absolutely shocked that the appeal board have gone with the perpetrators wishes and not the victims. You think actually 'I don't want to have to deal with this'. We're getting on quite well at the moment, we're coming up to 7 years since the murder but you are constantly faced with other issues that really you shouldn't be faced with".

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
taxi sign

Preston taxi driver could have licence revoked

As he's investigated for "racially aggravated harassment" by police

vietnamese cannabis farms

North West drugs gang jailed for over 35 years

They claimed to be children to get away with it

Most read
girls looking to be adopted

Lancashire sisters looking for a forever home

The search is on to find adoptive parents for the siblings

76136DC7-6526-4694-9C7A-1267DB41ED34

UPDATE: Huge fire breaks out in Burnley

Residents can now open their windows if they wish

Suggested Articles

Third of students feel anxious or depressed due to "appalling" housing conditions

National News: More than a third of students have reported feeling anxious or depressed due to "appalling" living conditions and "exploitative" landlords, according to a survey.

Preston taxi driver could have licence revoked

Local News: As he's investigated for "racially aggravated harassment" by police

North West drugs gang jailed for over 35 years

Local News: They claimed to be children to get away with it

Gang jailed for supplying drugs across the North West & Midlands

Local News: Two Lancashire men are now in prison for their part in the operation

Top Articles

Burnley MP wants Labour to focus on Brexit

Local News: Seven of her colleagues quit the party yesterday

Deaf man learns how to communicate in his 70s

Nepal: In the final episode of 2BR's special report from Nepal, we meet the older Deaf people who've only just learned to communicate.

Uganda Appeal: Re-visiting some of the people 2BR met

Local News: A month on, 2BR has a few updates for you

Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard considered to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Sport: Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard have been identified by Chelsea as potential replacements for head coach Maurizio Sarri after internal discussions, <em>Sky Sports News understands.</em>

Cushty! Only Fools and Horses musical has its premiere in London

Showbiz: With plenty of mange tout, Chateauneuf du Pape and a sprinkling of creme de la menthe, Del Boy and Rodney have made it to the West End.

Drone 'no fly zone' around UK airports to be extended to 5km

National News: The "no fly zone" for drones around UK airports is set to be extended under plans announced by the government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today. 

Deep Ocean Live: Plastic wrecks remote Indian Ocean turtle nesting island

World News: A huge plastic clean-up operation is being organised on one of the most important turtle nesting islands in the Indian Ocean.

Arizona airline Mesa swoops with bid to ground Flybe ‎deal

Business News: An Arizona-based commuter airline is backing a proposal to shore up the finances of Flybe, the struggling regional carrier, in a last-ditch effort to scupper a takeover led by Virgin Atlantic Airways.

WW2 sailor in iconic Times Square kiss photo dies aged 95

Strange News: The US sailor who was photographed kissing a woman in Times Square while celebrating the end of World War Two has died.

MORTGAGES: What to expect in 2018

Local News: How you can pay your mortgage off early

Near misses in drowning need to be talked about

Local News: They're the lucky ones - says Lancashire mum

LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Tom Heaton

Local News: See how the keeper is saving more than just shots in Lancashire

HALF PRICE - Hollywood Star

Non-News: Get your half price voucher for Hollywood Star in Burnley now.

'Without You' he would not have got his second Grammy

On This Day: Harry Nilsson only needed one attempt for this hit

VIDEO Something Worth Fighting For

Local News: You've never seen a journalist do this...

Giant cyclist set to be around for the entire weekend

Local News: The giant artwork on Pendle Hill is in celebration of the Tour of Britain

Losing sleep to care for a family member

Local News: Challenges facing the UK's 700,000 young carers

Most Read

Lancashire sisters looking for a forever home

Local News: The search is on to find adoptive parents for the siblings

UPDATE: Huge fire breaks out in Burnley

Local News: Residents can now open their windows if they wish

@2BR