In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Jack Merritt’s father hits back at the PM’s “knee-jerk reaction” to prison sentences.
Dave Merritt condemned the prime minister for seeing “opportunity” not “tragedy” in an exclusive interview with Sky News.
He said Mr Johnson’s call, in the wake of the attack by convicted terrorist Usman Khan, to end the early release of those guilty of extremism offences was “an ill-considered intervention”.
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson has responded to the allegations and said’ “The PM has expressed his deepest condolences to Mr Merritt for his tragic loss – an experience no family should have to go through.
“The PM’s view remains it is ‘extraordinary and wrong’ that Khan had been released halfway through his prison sentence and has long argued that sentencing should be tougher for violent and extremist offenders.”
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