A man who was jailed for punching someone and stealing their bike aged 17 is still yet to be released more than 12 years later.
Wayne Bell, 29, was handed a Public Protection Sentence (IPP) in March 2007, meaning he has to convince a Parole Board he is safe is to be released.
The controversial type of sentence was introduced in 2005 and has since been discredited and abolished as ‘unjust’.
Wayne’s family are now calling for his release and say all he wants is a ‘girlfriend, a job and a car’. Read more