Alex Chalk – 2021 Comments on Sentence of Thomas Thompson

The comments made by Alex Chalk, the Solicitor General, on 28 September 2021.

Thomas Thompson’s actions were predatory and premeditated, and fuelled child sexual abuse. Good police work stopped him in his tracks, and should serve as a warning to those thinking of grooming underage victims in cyberspace. I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has seen fit to increase his sentence.