Alex Chalk – 2021 Comments on Sentencing of Alfie Spain and Freddie Hanratty

The comments made by Alex Chalk, the Solicitor General, on 10 December 2021.

Spain and Hanratty set off from London with the sole intention of committing these violent robberies. They inflicted a terrible ordeal on the occupants of the properties they targeted, and the victims will be suffering the effects for a long time. I hope the Court’s decision to increase these sentences can bring some comfort to all of those affected.