Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Ziggy Stardust BUCKERIDGE
Hearing: 6 March 2017 at [Withheld]
Members of the Board:
DECISION OF THE BOARD
1. Fifty five year old Ziggy Stardust Buckeridge was scheduled to be seen today to consider the issue of parole.
2. He is serving a life sentence of imprisonment for the murder of 14 year old Julie Sands almost 25 years ago.
3. At the outset Mr Buckeridge’s lawyer, [Withheld], sought an adjournment to enable the assessment of Mr Buckeridge’s suitability to undertake [Withheld] programme to proceed. He understands this will happen next week. Mr Buckeridge has, of course, previously [Withheld] but that was some 10 years ago.
4. In any event we granted the request, but with a clear proviso that there was no guarantees that Mr Buckeridge would be granted parole even if he were offered a place at [Withheld]. That is a matter for the next Board.
5. The next hearing will be on 24 May 2017 by AVL, at a time to be advised. It would be helpful if a formal report could be obtained from [Withheld] as to the outcome of her assessment. However, no further parole assessment report or psychological reports are required for the next hearing unless there is a significant change in Mr Buckeridge’s circumstances. In that case, the relevant event should be recorded in a memorandum.
Hon. M A Frater