A CAMPAIGN for tougher sentences for those who kill or assault with one punch is being invited to speak to MPs.

One Punch North East has been invited to speak at Parliament about the work it does.

Maxine Thompson-Curl and Anthony Curl, who spearhead the campaign, will be joined by four pupils from Tanfield School, who have all completed One Punch education workshops.

Ms Thompson-Curl’s son Kristian Thompson was just 19 when he died after suffering a severe brain injury in an attack in Consett.

Mr Thompson, of Burnopfield, was punched at a nightclub in September 2010, and the single blow resulted in a catastrophic brain injury. He never fully recovered and died in July 2011.

One Punch is campaigning for a review for tougher sentences and will be speaking to MPs on Tuesday, December 5.