Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after serving more than 45 years behind bars.
He was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in 1966 and told he would never be released.
Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve White says he is appalled at the decision.
“Let’s not forget, this menace murdered three unarmed police officers in cold blood and it is abhorrent news,” he said.
“This decision by the parole board is a slap in the face for the families of the three police officers he brutally murdered who, once again, are forced to re-live their pain and loss. It will spark fury among everyone in the police family who will feel badly let down.
The officers were shot, in what was later called the massacre of Braybrook Street, after they pulled over
a van containing Roberts and two others.
PC Geoffrey Fox, 41, Sergeant Christopher Head, 30, and Detective Constable David Wombwell, 25, had approached the van after seeing it parked...
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