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Probation officials have told the mother of Sophie Lancaster that the Justice Secretary is asking the Parole Board to reconsider their decision over a hate crime attacker.
Danny Hulme was one of the gang who targeted Sophie and her boyfriend in a park in Bacup in 2007. The couple were attacked because they were goths. He is now out of prison and allowed to visit Rossendale, where the attack happened.
Sylvia Lancaster exclusively told ITV News that an official broke the news to her last night. She is incensed because she was assured that Hulme would not be permitted to return to the area for at least 10 years.
Sophie died after two teenagers stamped repeatedly on her head, as she tried to protect her boyfriend from an assault.
Hulme was convicted of grievous bodily harm against Sophie's boyfriend. A court heard he played no part in her killing.
Sylvia Lancaster says it's very distressing to hear that one of the gang who turned on Sophie and her boyfriend is out of jail, and allowed to visit Rossendale. She says it's unfair and betrays what was agreed at the time that Danny Hulme was convicted.
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Sylvia Lancaster says it is distressing that a hate crime attacker has been allowed back into the area where it happened.