Damien Fowkes has been arrested after taking Colin Hatch hostage and strangling his fellow inmate at the maximum security Full Sutton prison near York on Tuesday night. Hatch was a serial paedophile who sexually molested a 7 year old boy, Sean Williams, before strangling him and dumping the body in a bin. Hatch murdered Sean Williams while on parole for a previous child sex attack and had a string of convictions for assaulting young boys.
Hatch should never have been released from jail in the first place. Guido knows that every time he calls for the return of the death penalty Guardianistas start shrieking. It remains an unshakable belief that for some crimes society wants more than just protection from the perpetrator, the majority will not accept the rehabilitation of the perpetrator even if that were possible, society wants retribution. Hatch should have been executed after a judicial process. Instead many, probably the majority of right thinking people – and the metropolitan political class is very out of touch on this – will wish Damien Fowkes well.
On Facebook thousands of people are paying tribute to Damien Fowkes, some are describing him in heroic terms. Sean Williams’ father John and sister Sarah were said to be “ecstatic” over the killing. His father stated: “Justice had finally been done”. It should have been done by due process of the law.