A COP killer who plotted a ricin attack on Jewish people is among 23 terrorists eligible for release this year.
Kamel Bourgass, 49, stabbed dad-of-three DC Stephen Oake to death in 2003.
Cop killer Kamel Bourgass plotted a ricin attack on Jewish peopleCredit: Greater Manchester Police
Dad-of-three DC Stephen Oake was stabbed to death by Bourgass in 2003Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Islamist fanatic Irfan Khalid is said to be due for parole hearingsCredit: PA:Press Association
The Algerian al-Qaeda operative attended terror camps in Afghanistan before entering the UK on a false passport and staying at Finsbury Park mosque.
When police discovered a ricin factory in North London, Bourgass fled.
He was staying at the Manchester home of another suspect when police swooped — unaware he was there.
Bourgass stabbed Stephen eight times and wounded three other officers before being restrained.
He got life for murder in 2004 and is eligible for parole from August.
In 2014 the law was changed so cop killers faced life terms.
But the change is not retroactive so Bourgass could get out after 20 years.
Mike Peake, of Greater Manchester Police Federation, said: “We talk about protecting the protectors . . . what message does this send out?
“If you murder a police officer, you should spend life behind bars.”
Also eligible for release this year are three Islamist fanatics who plotted to detonate rucksack bombs in Birmingham city centre.
Irfan Khalid, 37, Rahin Ahmed, 35, and Ashik Ali, 37, got between 12 and 18 years in 2013 and are said to be due for parole hearings.
Ex-Cobra committee head Col Richard Kemp said he was deeply concerned by all the possible releases.
He said: “Those indoctrinated into extremism can never be assumed to have reformed.
“Our security services don’t have the resources to monitor or control even a fraction of those released.”