Maria Karaiskos KC discusses the news that a man who killed three people in Nottingham will have his “unduly lenient” sentence reviewed, on BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten, and BBC Radio 4

Maria Karaiskos KC
Maria Karaiskos KC February 21, 2024

Maria Karaiskos KC appeared on BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten, and BBC Radio 4,  to discuss the statement made by the Attorney General that the sentence for Valdo Calocane, who killed three people in Nottingham, is to be reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns that it was “unduly lenient”.

The Attorney General, Victoria Prentis KC MP, stated: “Having received detailed legal advice and considered the issues raised very carefully, I have concluded that the sentence imposed against Calocane, for the offences of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility and attempted murder, was unduly lenient and will be referred to the Court of Appeal.”

Maria provided clarity on Mr Valocane’s current situation at Ashworth high security hospital, commenting: “It is incarceration within the hospital environment, where this man is going to be treated and supervised 24/7 hours a day. He is going to be given his medication, and looked at by psychiatrists.”

Watch Maria’s interview below, broadcast on 20 February 2024.


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