christies law Background

Many of you will already be familiar with this tragic crime. In November 2011, 18 year old Christie Marceau was killed. Her murderer, 18 year old Akshay Anand Chand had been released on bail to his mother’s address - within 1km of Christie’s family home. This was despite strenuous police opposition to bail and the fact that he had previously been charged with and has since pled guilty to kidnapping Christie earlier in the year.

The Marceau family and friends, with the support of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, are campaigning for a tightening of access to bail and this campaign has been called ‘Christie’s Law’.