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Child killers will face mandatory life sentences under new ‘Arthur’s Law’

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed a proposed new law that will ensure child murderers will never get out of prison.

Following the death of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who sadly lost his life in the most sickening of ways, Boris Johnson has announced that his government will be amending the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to make ‘whole-life orders the starting point for such abhorrent crimes’.

The new law has been named after six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who was murdered last year.

Boris Johnson said in a statement: “Anyone who plans then carries out the murder of a child should never be released from prison. So we’re toughening the law to make whole-life orders the starting point for such abhorrent crimes.

“The Attorney General is also urgently considering the facts of this case and the sentence handed down, but this is a Government that will always legislate for the toughest possible sentences for such repugnant crimes.”