Occult murderer who killed two women in 1980s back on streets after being freed

A double murderer has been released from prison amid fears he is still a danger to the public.

Paul Bostock, 53, stabbed Caroline Osborne, 33, and Amanda Weedon, 21, to death as an occult-obsessed teenager in the 1980s.

Police failed to catch him after he knifed businesswoman Caroline in the neck and chest and dumped her body in Leicester in 1983.

Two years later he stabbed nurse Amanda 37 times after visiting Ms Osborne's grave in the city centre.

Bostock, then 19, of Beaumont Leys, Leicester, admitted both murders and was jailed for life at the city's crown court in June 1986.

Amanda's family say he has been released but they do not know where he is living or whether he has been given a new identity.

Her brother Martin, who lives near Loughborough, told LeicestershireLive : "He is out, but we don’t know where and I have no idea if he’s changed his name.

“Our honest belief is that he remains a danger to the public. He’s still only 53 years old."

Bostock stabbed pet grooming businessowner Caroline in the neck and chest and dumped her body in Aylestone Meadows in July 1983.

Leicestershire Police launched a murder investigation during which more than 15,000 people were interviewed.

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But in April 1985, he singled out Amanda moments after he had visited Caroline's grave in the city's Gilroes Cemetery.

Amanda, a nurse who was planning her wedding, was walking alone after a shopping trip to the city centre with her fiancee when Bostock attacked her.

The Weedon family told a Parole Board hearing earlier this year they believed Bostock would always pose a risk to the public, particularly women.

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Bostock had been held in an open prison prior to his full release, meaning he was allowed out unaccompanied day trips, which are part of any prisoner's preparations for life outside custody.

According to the Parole Board's report, which was shared with the women's families, he has engaged with the psychological treatment he has undertaken since he was imprisoned.

In a letter to the family, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service said: "Mr Bostock will be subject to strict licence conditions which will remain in place for the remainder of his life.

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"The risk management plan includes the use of GPS tagging and a curfew.

"I have noted your concerns regarding both of these and can confirm that they are considered to be effective measures in managing Mr Bostock’s risk in the community.

"They will allow probation staff to monitor his activities during the day and will provide a prompt indication of increasing risk.

"Probation staff managing Mr Bostock in the community will be fully aware of any indicators that would suggest his risk was escalating and allow them to take immediate action.

"This may include recalling him to custody should the recall threshold be met. "

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