An independent review of a serious further offence case: Damien Hanson and Elliot White

GREAT BRITAIN. Home Office. HM Inspectorate of Probation
Great Britain. Home Office. HM Inspectorate of Probation
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A burglar on trial for stabbing wealthy City banker John Monckton has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to a minimum of 36 years imprisonment. Damien Hanson, 25, brutally attacked the financier and his wife, Homeyra, at the couples Chelsea home in Upper Cheyne Row on 29 November 2004 (Felix 1308). Hanson was said to be obsessed by the wealthy, "collecting newspaper articles and other information on the rich and successful and on the valuation and sale of diamonds" whilst serving time for previous conviction. Four members of Probation Service staff have been suspended following the report into the management of two men who killed John Monckton. A catalogue of errors by probation and parole staff in the management of two criminals who killed financier John Monckton were identified by an official inquiry.  In a highly critical report, the chief inspector of probation said there had been a "collective failure" in the supervision of Damien Hanson and Elliot White.

Subject terms:
homicide, offenders, probation, probation service, risk, supervision, crime;
Content types:
inspection report, government publication
United Kingdom
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