“It’s too little too late.”

That is the feeling of murdered Wrexham man Nicholas Churton’s brother as a second investigation found that failings in communication led to a dangerous criminal being free on the streets to kill.

On Thursday, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) released its findings following its investigation into North Wales Police contact with Jordan Davidson before he murdered Nicholas Churton in his home in March 2017.

The IOPC has called for North Wales Police, the National Probation Service (NPS) and the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) to improve their information sharing as a matter of priority.

But James Churton, who runs the Little Churtons Restaurant in Farndon, says the recommendations from the IOPC have given him no more faith in a system he believes left a violent criminal free to butcher his brother with a machete.

He said: “My sister and I in particular have had three years of meetings and interviews, but I feel we are no further along today than we were right at the beginning. The system has gone its own way.”

He added that he felt his brother would not have been murdered had Davidson not been released from custody or if police had heeded his warnings.

Mr Churton added: “He was let loose to go on a spree of violence and burglary.

“My brother warned police three times about this guy.

“He should not have been out on the streets. He should not have been free to murder my brother with a machete.”

As reported in the Leader yesterday, the IOPC investigation found there were eight chances that could have prevented Davidson being free to carry out his terror spree in which Mr Churton, 67, was murdered in his Wrexham home.

The IOPC release states: “Our investigation into contact between North Wales Police and Jordan Davidson found there were eight incidents in which he came to the attention of the force between his release from Parc Prison in December 2016 and Mr Churton’s murder in March 2017 in Wrexham. Davidson was convicted of murder in December 2017.

“At the time of his release from prison, Davidson did not satisfy the criteria to be managed as a category one or two Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) offender as he had not been convicted of any violent or sexual offences. This meant he was not classified as ‘high risk’ and therefore, North Wales Police did not breach procedures as they were not required to highlight incidents to the CRC or NPS as a matter of protocol. The CRC had responsibility for lower risk offenders.

“Neither the NPS or CRC were informed that Davidson was arrested for possession of a bladed article on 19 March 2017 until 24 March 2017, the day Mr Churton is understood to have been murdered.”

Meetings between the IOPC, North Wales Police and the Probation Service are due to take place, and police and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones say an overhaul of the system is already underway in light of the IOPC recommendations.

IOPC Director for Wales, Catrin Evans said: “I am arranging a meeting with North Wales Police and the Probation Service to discuss systemic issues and reinforce the need for them to work together better. It is important that together they improve their processes and criteria for sharing information regarding medium and low risk individuals on licence.

“This could be through the use of automated processes for data sharing to allow for a timely decision to be made about whether to recall a person to prison.”

Deputy Chief Constable Richard Debicki said: “First and foremost I would like to express my heartfelt sympathies to the family of Mr Churton who died in such tragic and terrible circumstances.

“I am sorry if there was anything more that we could have done at all as an organisation which might have prevented this awful event.

“The IOPC has, quite rightly, conducted thorough investigations into our interactions with the victim, Mr Nicholas Churton, and the offender, Jordan Davidson.

“We have fully engaged with the IOPC throughout their investigations and have been absolutely determined to learn from this tragic incident.

“Having done so, I accept in full the IOPC recommendations. We have been working hard to deliver upon them and make any necessary organisational improvements.

“We will continue to do so in the light of the most recent report and recommendations.”

James Churton added that one thing that might give the family some comfort would be a direct apology from North Wales Police and the Probation Service.

He said: “We have not even had an apology from North Wales Police, that would be lovely. Nobody has called me or my sister to say sorry, we made a mistake.”

Dep Chief Constable Debicki said he would invite Mr Churton to a face to face meeting.

Yesterday he said: “I would again like to express my very sincere sympathies to Mr Churton’s family. Whilst I have previously met with some of Mr Churton’s family, following [Thursday’s] IOPC publication I will of course be in contact again to offer a personal meeting to them and any other family member if they so wish.

“It is really important to me that I have the opportunity to explain things in person and I would be very grateful indeed if they were prepared to meet me.”