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Murder victim's family demand action after report reveals 'utter failing' by probation service

The family of a nurse who was raped and murdered in her home have welcomed a scathing report on the way the probation service dealt with her killer.

Leroy Campbell had a history of sickening violence against women and warned a probation officer he might strike again, just six weeks before he attacked Lisa Skidmore in Bilston.

A new review of the case has described it as an "utter failure". It details how the probation service failed to take immediate steps to recall Campbell to prison after he disclosed his thoughts about attacking women again. The report also found that risk assessments had not been carried out properly, which resulted in Campbell not being correctly or adequately supervised. It goes on to state that there was no coordinated approach to his release between the probation service and police.

Leroy Campbell Credit: West Midlands Police

In an interview with ITV Central, Lisa's family say words are not enough and they're now demanding that individuals are held accountable for their failings. They added that they shouldn't have had to wait so long for answers.

Prisons and Probation Minister, Rory Stewart has met Ms Skidmore's family twice "to personally apologise" and insists that he will change the way staff are trained, assessed and managed in order to prevent future failings.