Sentence given to Wiltshire sex offender 'unduly lenient'

11 February 2019, 11:13

Jailed for child abuse

Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner wants a prolific sex offender to face a longer jail sentence.

Peter Daniels pleaded guilty to 78 offences against more than 20 children that took place between 2008 and 2017.

He given six life sentences last week, but in reality could be our injust nine years.

Angus Macpherson said: ''I feel the sentence handed down may be unduly lenient. It certainly does not reflect the public view on the seriousness of this man's despicable crimes and what he put his young, innocent victims and their families through.

"Six life sentences may seem enough but in real terms he could serve a maximum of 18 years and be out after just nine years; this falls way below the expectations of the victims, their families and the general public.

"I have spoken today to the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland MP, to seek guidance.

"As I result of that conversation I will be formally writing Mr Buckland to express the concerns that have been raised."