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Escaped Murderer Gets Additional Sentence

Thursday April 18 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


AN ESCAPED murderer re-captured in New Lodge has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

Craig Hendley, 42, was arrested after seen running from a home on the estate, the court was told.

Chantel Lowery Green, prosecuting, said Hendley was serving a life sentence following a murder in 1992.

She said that in 1995 he was involved in an assault on Ian Black, another high-profile inmate, in Wakefield Prison.

Mrs Lowery Green said Hendley had been in a lower security jail near Redcar since October.

"He was allowed to work at the Salvation Army in Redcar," she said. "He did not turn up and an item appeared on TV news saying he was on the run."

Hendley remained handcuffed in the dock because there would be a fear he would be violent if the cuffs were removed.

Hendley was jailed for 16 weeks to run concurrently with his present sentence.

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Reply Posted by PJ on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 09:54
Handcuffed in the docks for fear of him bring violent? Seems like a great idea to have him, firstly, in a low security jail and, secondly, allowed out of jail to work!! And 16 weeks in addition to a life sentence hardly seems enough to cover the wasted police time, costs & hearing - and not much of a deterrent not to try again!!

Reply Posted by Thelaw Isanass on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 13:20
..... and he is allowed unattended amongst the Public, I wonder if they even fitted him with a tracker.

Reply Posted by Dawn on Thursday April 18 2013 at 10:51
Absolutley ridiculous how many of us av been put at risk

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday April 18 2013 at 10:56
a sentance to run concurrently????? so he hasnt even been punished for what he did! and why let the **** work in a public place?

Reply Posted by Robert on Thursday April 18 2013 at 10:57
This is a clear indicator of the UK's NANNY STATE... Look after the OFFENDERS and bugger the INNOCENT...

Reply Posted by my name? on Thursday April 18 2013 at 20:17
i read this.

Reply Posted by loz on Friday April 19 2013 at 09:20
What if he would have murdered.someone else, the prison should work more closely with prisoners and lock them up 23 hours a day, no out of jail work because it's putting the.public at risk. What was he doing in newlodge, has he family their,.. Thank god the scum has being caught.

Reply Posted by p on Saturday April 20 2013 at 10:21
dont be thick stupid idiot

Reply Posted by p on Saturday April 20 2013 at 10:24
whats it to do with you were his family lives nosey cow keep your scaby gob out cow

Reply Posted by samantha on Saturday April 20 2013 at 10:54
What you are saying about him is wrong he's not a monster and am not bothered what you all think ov him my uncle is a lovley man and he's not a monster people made him out to be so all shut your gobs

Reply Posted by LS on Saturday April 20 2013 at 14:29
Lovely man? Some of the comments on here are ridiculous. P in particular.

Reply Posted by James on Sunday April 21 2013 at 01:30
Why was he let out in the first place? This "lovely man" is a convicted murderer. Prison is supposed to keep him away from civilised society, to punish him and protect us. What's the point of sending someone to prison if it's nothing more than free accomodation to use between trips out? P you are a complete moron. As for you Samantha, I'll happily shut my gob when your beloved uncle's cell door is shut firmly behind him.

Reply Posted by Samantha on Sunday April 21 2013 at 19:27
Shut up its got nowt to do with you tha don't no him so don't judge him yeah he's mint av done something bad but its not for your to judge him so keep thi nose rt ov it

Reply Posted by wife on Saturday May 11 2013 at 00:21
He as dun his time twice over so all u buisy bodys out thare need t no he aint a animal as media an fkin busy bodys potray him he needs t b free with amidiat efecct but if u ask me u lot who as potraid craig t b a risk t public yr fkin wrong he wunt harm a fly so giv him a brake he should b free hme office nxt step free craig hendley stick that in ya fkin media he deserves a brake

Reply Posted by Im normal on Wednesday May 15 2013 at 10:05
Jesus christ, where have half of these come from in these comments. Can anybody actually spell on here. By the way, he sounds like a lovely man. He should come round for tea and biscuits later. Spanners

Reply Posted by kealey wesley on Thursday May 16 2013 at 03:57
When you've all finished he aint violent at all he's my uncle yes he wouldn't harm anyone unless they deserved it so yano chill out you crettins!.

Reply Posted by Wife again on Sunday May 19 2013 at 19:53
Its abouit time ppl stop potrayin him a monster it seems the media get a kick out of tauntin him now public.giv him a brake hes dun is time payed the price 4 his crime torment ian huntley or rest of the nonces his crime want half as bad leave him alone all u noisey ppl out thare who r gettin a kick of been nosey an dunt no what thare on wi

Reply Posted by His wife again on Sunday May 19 2013 at 23:40
He would never kill again hes served his time hes dun double plus on his tariff so u no good buisey bodies who says why let him work in public no nish abouit my man,he as served his time he is a humanbeen an deserves a brake any 1 else slander him in any whitch way or form got u all logged i will go t my breff hes a familey man so u buisy bodys consentrait on keepin the kiddy killers behind bars an giv my man a brake hes armless stop goin on wat media say its time my husband was set free t live a normal familey life leave him b or no matter how much u will all here frm my breaf beleave end of leave us alone

Reply Posted by His wife 4 life on Sunday May 19 2013 at 23:49
T CALL HIM SCUM WEN THA DUNT NO HIM YR BANGOUT

Reply Posted by His wife 4 life again on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 23:54
James u moron dunt no what yr on wi so clamp it sup does tha get a buzz outta slanderin my husband

Reply Posted by jason hendley on Monday July 7 2014 at 18:59
Give him a break he as served his time everyone should have a second chance

Reply Posted by cuffy on Wednesday October 7 2015 at 23:04
hi Craig's wife, if u c this could u ask him to send me his prison number and address so I can get bk in touch with him, tell him to keep nut nuts head down so he can get out. I would also like to know that his Mam is okay. THANKS. P.S Craig is a great man with a good heart, everyone does things in a moment of madness that they come to regret, give the bloke a brake

Reply Posted by Hollingworth on Monday February 27 2017 at 20:52
Craigs wife could you email me a contact I've not seen our craim for years he his mi cousin thanks jason