Police has launched a manhunt for an extremely violent knifeman Ralston Dodd, who was released in error 9 months into his 9-year term.
25-year-old Ralston was jailed in November 2016 after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent.
The police had to start an extensive manhunt before arresting him the first time and a second is in place to track him down.
A court clerk had reportedly written 9 months, instead of 9 years in the paperwork for his sentencing.
According to Telegraph UK, the victim’s father is said to be very unhappy with the Police for such mistake.
“This is an unacceptable blunder by them. He got nine years for stabbing my son three times.
He could have died. I held my son and thought he was going to die.
How can this happen without anyone noticing?” He said.
Also, MoJ spokeswoman said:
Such releases in error are extremely rare but we take any case very seriously.
We are urgently investigating so we learn the lessons to prevent it happening again. Public protection is our priority. A warrant has been issued and police are pursuing the offender.
Police say warrant for his arrest was obtained at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday, June 23.
“He is 5ft 9ins tall and of medium build with brown eyes. It is not known what he was wearing when he was released,” a police statement said.
Police is asking the public to call 999 should they see him, and not to approach him as he could become violent.
Alternatively, to remain anonymous members of the public are advised to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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