The woman named as Britain’s worst female paedophile is set to be released from prison.

She has convinced a parole board that she no longer poses a “significant risk” to children.

You may remember the story of Vanessa George aged 48 who worked at the Little Teds nursery in Plymouth.

She was handed an indeterminate sentence in 2009 after being convicted of a serious of shameful and shocking attacks on youngsters.

Vanessa herself a mother of two was part of a paedophile ring, Her boyfriend Colin Blanchard was apart of that ring and admitted seven sexual assaults on young children.

The sick pair met on Facebook and egged each other on to see who could take the most sickening image of children.

Vanessa used her role within nursery where she worked to take sickening images to take depraved and sickening images of youngsters.

Vanessa was believed to have abused and taken images of up to 30 youngsters and always refused to name which children she took images of and sexually abused to the distress and heartache of the parents who to this day still do not know if their loved ones had been victims of crime.

George was described in court as having a “voracious” sexual appetite that had “plumbed new depths of depravity”.

During her sentencing at Bristol Crown Court, Mr Justice Royce stressed that while he was passing an indeterminate prison term, it was in effect, “a life sentence”.

George was told she would have to spend a minimum of seven years in prison before she would be even be considered for release and only then when she could prove she no longer posed a risk to youngsters.

But the parole board has now decided that following a review she is safe to be freed from jail.

A spokesman said: “The Parole Board has directed the release of Vanessa George, following a parole review that was concluded in July 2019.

“Parole Board decisions are solely focused on whether a prisoner would represent a significant risk to the public after release.

“The panel will have carefully looked at a whole range of evidence, including details of the original evidence and any evidence of behaviour change.

“This is done with great care and public safety is the number one priority.”

The MP for Plymouth Luke Pollard criticised the decision made by the Parole Board calling for an urgent review.

He released a statement saying “Vanessa George’s crimes against children in Plymouth cannot be forgotten and it’s very hard to forgive her for them.

“I know I can’t and that’s why her release from jail is a kick in the teeth for our city and all her victims.

“I am very concerned about the safety of our city’s children with the imminent release of Vanessa George and have today written to the Justice Secretary asking for the decision to release Vanessa George to be urgently reviewed in light of the public outcry and continuing risk to children that I believe she poses.”

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