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Decision on gang members licence due

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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".

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