Child killers like Arthur’s dad and stepmum will ‘die in prison’, vows Boris

A new law, 'Arthur's Law', will set to give harsher sentences so child killers will die behind bars, Boris Johnson has vowed.

The Prime Minister says tougher jail terms will be brought in for anyone who commits the evil crimes.

He told The Sun: “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 PM is also bringing forward a rapid review on toughening up the 'lenient' sentences handed to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes' killer dad and stepmum.

Emma Tustin was jailed for life for murder where she will have to serve a minimum of 29 years, and dad Thomas Hughes was also given a life term but could be out after only 21 years for manslaughter.

The pair inflicted horrendous pain and torture on Arthur, six, by poisoning him with salt and beating him.

Pictures emerged of the vile couple smiling and lounging in a hot tub while the youngster was forced to stand for hours in a hallway.

The smirking killers cooled down during the heatwave last year as Arthur was roasting in a fluffy onesie.

Discussing the horrific case, the PM said: “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.”

Mr Johnson’s spokesman added: “We want this to be looked at as a matter of urgency.”

The Government will amend the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill making its way through Parliament, to bring pre-meditated child murder in line with the most serious offences against children.

As it currently stands, life sentences apply for abducting and murdering a child, or murdering them with sexual or sadistic intent.

Plotting to kill a child and committing the act will be added to the list.

MPs united to pay tribute to Arthur yesterday and slammed the "too soft" sentences handed to his evil dad and stepmum, 32.

They demanded judges lock them up and "throw away the key."

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