Camden Ripper will never be freed from jail

THE MAN known as the Camden Ripper should never be released from prison, a High Court judge declared today. Anthony Hardy was given three life sentences in November 2003 for killing women to satisfy his depraved and perverted needs , but today the case r

THE MAN known as the Camden Ripper should never be released from prison, a High Court judge declared today.

Anthony Hardy was given three life sentences in November 2003 for killing women to satisfy his "depraved and perverted needs", but today the case returned to court following changes in the law on setting the minimum period a lifer must serve before being considered for parole.

Mr Justice Keith said: "I have decided that Hardy should never be released from prison. This is one of those exceptionally rare cases in which life should mean life."

Now aged 58, Hardy was released from a psychiatric hospital just weeks before he dismembered two of his victims, leaving their body parts in bin bags near his home in Royal College Street.


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