In the Media

Why banker's killer was missed by probation staff

PUBLISHED December 20, 2005

Serious questions were raised last night about staffing levels at the London probation service after it emerged that 15 per cent of its positions are vacant.

The Observer has learnt that 400 of the organisation's 3,000 positions are unfilled, raising concern that it is ill-equipped to oversee the supervision of some of the country's most dangerous prisoners released under licence.