Daily, we are presented with heartbreaking accounts relating to the tragic and senseless reports of unacceptable levels of knife crime and their consequences.

Oh, how I wish I had the power to change the judicial system overnight.

The law needs changing and fast. I would suggest: Caught ‘carrying’ a knife leads to a sentence of a full five years in prison to be served. Using a knife, automatic 10 year prison sentence to be served. Using a knife, resulting in a fatality, LIFE in prison, no parole. Get the message out there - do the crime, serve the time.

Whilst there is no real deterrent in place for heinous knife crime offences, sadly we will continue to read accounts of sickening heartbreak.

Mrs Jean Fisher