Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- Luke’s written to the Justice Secretary, David Gauke, asking for the decision to release Vanessa George to be urgently reviewed.
- Vanessa George was jailed for a minimum of seven years in 2009 for abusing children at Little Ted’s nursery in Plymouth. She is believed to have abused up to 64 children
Vanessa George, the serial-child-abuser who took and shared photographs of her abusing children in Plymouth, is set to be released from prison. Her crimes against children in Plymouth cannot be forgotten. Luke is committed to ensuring that children in Plymouth and across the country are safe.
“I simply do not believe that she does not still pose a risk to children. She abused children and babies from a position of trust. I don’t believe she is safe to walk the streets. Her release from jail is a kick in the teeth for our city and all her victims.”
Vanessa George has shown little remorse for the young lives that she harmed and still refuses to identify most of her victims. With her history of lying and manipulating those around her to get her way it is no wonder her ex-husband fears she may have ‘manipulated’ the Parole Board.
When considering her release I think it’s best to highlight what the judge told her at her sentencing back in 2009: “I cannot emphasise too strongly that this is not a seven-year sentence. It is emphatically not. It is, in effect, a life sentence. Many, and I suspect everyone so deeply affected by your dreadful deeds, will say that would not be a day too long.” Her release is a kick in the teeth for our city and all her victims. My thoughts are with the children and families who were abused and I will do all I can to raise this in Westminster next week.