The Power to Forgive

About Robin Oake

Robin Oake is the former Chief Constable of the Isle of Man Constabulary and prior to that Assistant Chief Constable in the Greater Manchester Police.

When Robin’s  son, Special Branch officer Stephen, was killed by a terrorist while on duty, a press conference was called. A journalist asked, “Mr Oake, what do you think about the man who killed your son?” and received a startling reply: “I don t know the man or the circumstances but from my heart I forgive him”. Another journalist said, “What?!” And your response may well be the same.

Robin has written a number of books, including- ‘With God on the Streets’ and ‘Father, Forgive: How to Forgive the Unforgivable’