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PM promises stiffer sentences for dangerous criminals

Boris Johnson has announced plans to allow judges to impose tougher sentences on dangerous criminals, ending what he described as a “ridiculous” system where offenders are let out of prison early to commit further crimes. Cabinet ministers joined the Prime Minister ahead of the publication of a Sentencing White Paper on Wednesday, where he told MPs that “public protection” would be the overriding principle in the reforms. Mr Johnson said the measures would include longer sentences for child killers, lowering the age limit on whole-life tariff and measures to force violent criminals to spend longer behind bars before they can apply for parole.

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