PROTESTERS marched to Holloway prison today to demand that Baby Peter's mother should not be allowed to appeal her five-year sentence.

Around 30 determined marchers, wearing T-shirts emblazoned with pictures of Peter Connelly, who until recently was known as only Baby P, came from as far away as Somerset, Dorset and even South Africa to protest against his mother Tracey Connelly's bid to have her sentence reduced.

Connelly, 28, was held at the prison following her arrest and subsequent conviction of causing or allowing her 17-month-old son's death.

Chanting “Justice for Baby P, no appeal for the evil three” and “there's no excuse for child abuse, the system must be changed” they walked from Caledonian Road to Holloway Prison, in Holloway Road, Islington.

Organiser Lynda Red, from the Abused Babies and Children (ABC) Foundation, said: “What gives them the right to appeal? They say they've got rights. They lost any human rights the day they did what they did to that innocent little boy.

“They are evil low-life scum and should suffer for what they did.”

The group also wants tougher sentences for all "evil ones" - those who abuse, torture, rape and murder children.

The marchers were furious that Connelly had been transferred to Styal Women's Prison in Cheshire amid fears for her safety and that she, her partner Steven Barker, 33 and Barker's brother Jason Owen, 37, could be given new identities for their protection at a cost of millions upon release.

Co-organiser Mandy Francis, 52, of Turnford, Hertfordshire, said: “We want life to mean life, we want stiffer sentences for child abusers with no identity protection.

Haringey Council never learnt anything after Victoria Climbie. The same mistakes were carried on in Haringey time after time. We just need it to stop.”

The march was organised through ABC's Facebook group.

British South African Jackie Bother, 50, was one of those who joined up online.

“I saw about Peter's death on Sky News and it just affected me. I felt so helpless, it was just devastating. Your first instinct is just to help somehow.”

She joined the group while in South Africa and one of the first things she did after returning from 30 years living in Durban, just two weeks ago, was get involved in the march.

She added: “There might only be a handful of women here but if that's what it's going to take, then a handful of women it's going to be.”

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