POOLE MP Robert Syms said he would raise the case of Dean Goodwin – who posed “the highest level of risk” – with the Home Secretary after a serious case review was ordered into his release.

Mr Syms, who is Home Office whip, told the Daily Echo: “You can understand at some point you have to give somebody the hope that they can be released. Judging whether they’re safe or not safe is a difficult thing.

“Authorities should err on the side of caution with such people and they should be in jail for longer. Public confidence dives when they see someone released and going on to commit more crimes.

“When I have the next meeting with the Home Secretary I will raise this case, along with others that have come to my notice.”

In a statement, Dorset Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) said: “Dean Goodwin was registered under Dorset MAPPA as posing the highest level of risk as a previous sex offender and arrangements for his release were started six months prior.

“A large number of partner agencies provided resources including the police and probation, as well as the prison and health services to manage the risks he posed to the community and support his resettlement.

“Agency risk management meetings were held every month in line with MAPPA regulations, and communication between partners remained diligent throughout the 12 months following release.

“In November 2012, MAPPA partners supported police in profiling to assist in the capture of Dean Goodwin and an independent chair, Jane Ashman, has been appointed to oversee a MAPPA Serious Case Review.

“The outcomes from this will be available in July and shared with victims.”

The statement quoted Tina Ridge, chairman of the strategic management board of MAPPA, saying: “MAPPA agencies worked tirelessly to manage the risks Dean Goodwin posed in the community, but at this time our thoughts are with the victims of his crimes and MAPPA are working to ensure they are supported.”