Perpetual Treasuries chairman allowed to travel overseas

Perpetual Treasuries chairman Geoffrey Aloysius has been allowed by court to travel overseas for medical attention.Geoffrey Aloysius is the father of Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius who is the main accused in the Central Bank treasury bond scam. Geoffrey Aloysius had sought permission to travel to Singapore and India for medical attention.However the court only permitted Geoffrey Aloysius to travel to India. (Colombo Gazette)

Ruth Davidson calls for victims to be able to attend parole hearings

Wright, who had 16 previous convictions, including two for knife crime, had breached his home curfew after only 11 days after he tampered with the tag. He was jailed this week for 20 years for Mr McClelland’s murder.The judge Lord Matthews said he had no doubt questions would be asked about how Wright remained at large for so long and said the killing was for no reason “other than blood lust”.Michael Matheson, the Justice Minister, has asked police and prison watchdogs to review the case to determine wether the system could be improved when prisoners are being assessed for possible release.Writing in the Scotsman, Ms Davidson added: “…in many other jurisdictions, victims are able to attend parole hearings so their voices are heard when decisions are being made.”Yet in Scotland, they cannot. The best they can hope for is that parole board members take the time to interview them as part of their decision. It’s not enough, and it needs to change.”Doesn’t the victim of a crime deserve to know why the parole board has chosen to release somebody who attacked them or sexually abused them? I think they do.” Earlier last year, Fraser Summers, a double rapist, was released and then jailed again for another assault on a young woman.The Home Detention Curfew scheme allows allegedly low-risk offenders to go home after serving only a fraction of their sentences and has been widely criticised following a series of breaches. Almost 9,000 criminals have since been freed under the scheme. She listed other atrocities carried out by those released early, including the case of Robbie McIntosh, who attacked a woman in Dundee with a dumbbell days after being freed early from a conviction for murder. craig mcclelland Killer James Wright Ruth Davidson has called for victims of crime to be allowed to attend parole board hearings following the outcry over the murder of an innocent man by a prisoner who was “unlawfully at large”.The Scottish Conservative leader said the move could help “rebalance the justice system” so that it begins to respect the needs and wishes of those affected by serious crime.She also claimed that lawyers involved with the Scottish Parole Board privately acknowledged the system had to change, and called on the Scottish Government to “get on with it”.Ms Davidson added that with every high profile case, including the random stabbing of Craig McClelland, a 31-year-old father-of-three, members of the public had a “little less faith” in the country’s justice system.Her comments followed the sentencing this week of James Wright, 25, who breached a home curfew, involving an electronic tag, in February last year, but was still free in July when he stabbed Mr McClelland to death in Foxbar, Paisley. james wright The young father was on his way to his brother’s house at the time when his killer, a serial offender, stopped him to ask for a light before launching his murderous attack.Stacey Wilcox, the victim’s partner, said a justice system that allowed Wright to “roam about unlawfully” for nearly six months was flawed, and her partner should never have lost his life. Victim Craig McClelland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more