Hundreds sign up to keep notorious Blackburn killer in jail

Killer Anthony entwistle

Victim Michelle Calvy

First published in News

HUNDREDS of suppporters have backed a family’s plea to keep a killer behind bars.

The family of Michelle Calvy have expressed their gratitude to a staggering 930 people who have signed a petition to keep the rapist and murderer of the 16-year-old behind bars.

Anthony Entwistle is one of East Lancashire’s most notorious killers and had served prison sentences for three rapes before he murdered the Blackburn teenager in 1987.

The 59-year-old Oswaldtwislte man is being considered for parole this year and could be released if it is judged he is no longer a danger.

The number of petition signatures has trebled in the past few days since the Lancashire Telegraph highlighted the family’s plight.

Brother Paul Calvy said he was grateful for the immense support shown.

He said: “Thank you to all that have signed this petition but we need more. Please help to keep my sisters’ killer behind bars.

“We would like to say a big thank you to Andrea Kay for getting the petition started. I can't put into words how much this means to my family and the memory of my sister Michelle. I would just like to ask everyone to please sign and share this petition.”

When originally sentenced, the judge at Preston Crown Court told Entwistle, 38, at the time, that he would die in jail. He was one of 35 murderers told they will never be released.

The petition is at: submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/36769

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6:04pm Tue 4 Sep 12

BritainfortheBritish says...

I totally agree that he should remain in prison .But when the past and present governments are letting terrorists out after much less time served then one has to look at all the people serving life.
I totally agree that he should remain in prison .But when the past and present governments are letting terrorists out after much less time served then one has to look at all the people serving life. BritainfortheBritish
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7:48pm Tue 4 Sep 12

jolleygirl says...

this man and other people who commit murder should never be released they should rot in prison . they even get too many prevelages give them bread and water
this man and other people who commit murder should never be released they should rot in prison . they even get too many prevelages give them bread and water jolleygirl
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Tue 4 Sep 12

RUinsane says...

jolleygirl wrote:
this man and other people who commit murder should never be released they should rot in prison . they even get too many prevelages give them bread and water
Bread and water is too good, give them water and taser.
[quote][p][bold]jolleygirl[/bold] wrote: this man and other people who commit murder should never be released they should rot in prison . they even get too many prevelages give them bread and water[/p][/quote]Bread and water is too good, give them water and taser. RUinsane
  • Score: 2

8:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

woolywords says...

If 3 previous convictions of rape, which has a life term penalty available, at that time, and a subsequent rape and murder doesn't warrant a whole life term tarriff then I don't know what really does.
If the Judge has said that he 'would die in jail', what has changed since that time to make him less of a risk?

Or is this one of those cases that has been sent before the European Courts of Justice on an Human Rights issue on the grounds that no matter how heinous the crime, a prisoner should be given a determinate sentence?
This should be easily fixed by taking him back to Court to correct the sentence as given.
For the rape, 14 years, and because this is your 4th offence it will be the minimum term you serve before parole. On the count of murder, a minimum term of 30 years before being considered for parole. The sentences to be served consecutively.
In other words, go to jail for 44 years then apply for consideration for parole.
If the aged ex-Financier Bernie Madoff can get 150 in clink without killing or raping, then why can we not hand down some decent sentences, like they do in the US? One guy got sentenced to 10 000 yrs.
What will his release date be, just in case you’re worried – the year 12,744. Anyone want to plan his get-out-of-jail party?

Of course, 10 thousand years is a bit silly but a more modest 44 would do for starters.
If 3 previous convictions of rape, which has a life term penalty available, at that time, and a subsequent rape and murder doesn't warrant a whole life term tarriff then I don't know what really does. If the Judge has said that he 'would die in jail', what has changed since that time to make him less of a risk? Or is this one of those cases that has been sent before the European Courts of Justice on an Human Rights issue on the grounds that no matter how heinous the crime, a prisoner should be given a determinate sentence? This should be easily fixed by taking him back to Court to correct the sentence as given. For the rape, 14 years, and because this is your 4th offence it will be the minimum term you serve before parole. On the count of murder, a minimum term of 30 years before being considered for parole. The sentences to be served consecutively. In other words, go to jail for 44 years then apply for consideration for parole. If the aged ex-Financier Bernie Madoff can get 150 in clink without killing or raping, then why can we not hand down some decent sentences, like they do in the US? One guy got sentenced to 10 000 yrs. What will his release date be, just in case you’re worried – the year 12,744. Anyone want to plan his get-out-of-jail party? Of course, 10 thousand years is a bit silly but a more modest 44 would do for starters. woolywords
  • Score: 5

10:33pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Black Car Guy. says...

I know it is his human right to be freed so he can re offend yet again. I say keep the Swine behind bars. I will sign it. I hope others do.
I know it is his human right to be freed so he can re offend yet again. I say keep the Swine behind bars. I will sign it. I hope others do. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 3

5:01am Wed 5 Sep 12

Happy-Dude says...

so us tax payers pay to keep him in prison with his free sky, playstation etc, I say bring back the death penalty for people like him. Raping and killing an inocent child should bring an automatic death penalty.
so us tax payers pay to keep him in prison with his free sky, playstation etc, I say bring back the death penalty for people like him. Raping and killing an inocent child should bring an automatic death penalty. Happy-Dude
  • Score: 2

7:07am Wed 5 Sep 12

woolywords says...

Happy, I'm with you on the return of judicial execution but the stumbling block is those who are elected to represent us.
When a new parliament is elected, one of the first orders of business, after they vote themselves a pay rise, is the thorny question of hanging. They are free to vote on their own opinions as to whether or not to re-introduce it. And here lies the problem..
If you ask a large sample size of people about it, they will say yes but MP's will vote No.
The only way to overcome this is to make sure that the prospective candidate is in favour of hanging, as it's been a waste of time asking any current MP to vote with his electors wishes.
Happy, I'm with you on the return of judicial execution but the stumbling block is those who are elected to represent us. When a new parliament is elected, one of the first orders of business, after they vote themselves a pay rise, is the thorny question of hanging. They are free to vote on their own opinions as to whether or not to re-introduce it. And here lies the problem.. If you ask a large sample size of people about it, they will say yes but MP's will vote No. The only way to overcome this is to make sure that the prospective candidate is in favour of hanging, as it's been a waste of time asking any current MP to vote with his electors wishes. woolywords
  • Score: 0

12:45pm Wed 5 Sep 12

norah bhatty says...

If ANY judge no matter how qualified, gives this man his freedom then he should be sacked immediately as not fit for purpose.

Has anyone thought about if he IS released, where is he going to live, and will the people in that neighbourhood be informed?

Who would want him living close by? No female would be safe, no matter old they are.

Are the bigwigs going to take the risk, because if they are, why not place this serious offender in the same locality as where the judge who might free him resides - but that won't happen guaranteed.

Keep the petition going, make those involved take notice.
If ANY judge no matter how qualified, gives this man his freedom then he should be sacked immediately as not fit for purpose. Has anyone thought about if he IS released, where is he going to live, and will the people in that neighbourhood be informed? Who would want him living close by? No female would be safe, no matter old they are. Are the bigwigs going to take the risk, because if they are, why not place this serious offender in the same locality as where the judge who might free him resides - but that won't happen guaranteed. Keep the petition going, make those involved take notice. norah bhatty
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Wed 5 Sep 12

juanbbien says...

In this day and age were DNA and other forensic methods can conclusive ly determine the murderer is guilty then yes he should be hanged.
In this day and age were DNA and other forensic methods can conclusive ly determine the murderer is guilty then yes he should be hanged. juanbbien
  • Score: 0

1:53am Mon 17 Sep 12

mrscharitysweet says...

Justice for Michelle Calvy R.I.P

Due to reasons beyond our control HM Government e-petitions have closed down our e-petition after six weeks & over 2250 signatures, the reason they have given isn’t a good enough reason in my opinion for doing this after six weeks. We are currently looking into this & will hopefully have a solution in the next couple of days, we are very sorry for this and hope we can still count on your support going forward. P Calvy

Why did downing street remove this e-petition?

Stop Anthony Entwistle being released from prison after ONE of East Lancashire most notorious CHILD.
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Entwistle, now 59, who lived in Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, had served prison sentences for three rapes before he murdered Michelle of Blackburn. He killed her just weeks after being released from a
Justice for Michelle Calvy R.I.P Due to reasons beyond our control HM Government e-petitions have closed down our e-petition after six weeks & over 2250 signatures, the reason they have given isn’t a good enough reason in my opinion for doing this after six weeks. We are currently looking into this & will hopefully have a solution in the next couple of days, we are very sorry for this and hope we can still count on your support going forward. P Calvy Why did downing street remove this e-petition? Stop Anthony Entwistle being released from prison after ONE of East Lancashire most notorious CHILD. epetitions.direct.go v.uk Entwistle, now 59, who lived in Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, had served prison sentences for three rapes before he murdered Michelle of Blackburn. He killed her just weeks after being released from a mrscharitysweet
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