A Northern Echo campaign to demand tougher prison sentences for one-punch killers. Price of a Punch will call for a review of sentencing guidelines, and comes amid growing concerns at the jail terms given to those who take lives with a single act of violence.

Parents' anger at killer's freedom

The Northern Echo: Freddy and Linda Gibson with a photo of their son.

8:00am Thursday 24th November 2011

THE parents of a young soldier who was killed by a single punch spoke of their heartbreak last night after learning that their son’s killer is to be released – after serving only 15 months in jail.

Family anger at killer's sentence

The Northern Echo: Victim: Anthony Hancock

8:00am Saturday 27th August 2011

THE family of a father-of-three who died after being punched outside a pub last night called for tougher sentences for manslaughter after his attacker received a threeyear jail sentence.

The tragic price of a punch

7:41pm Friday 26th August 2011

Last year, The Northern Echo launched its "Price of a Punch" campaign, calling for tougher sentences for one-punch killers, after 21-year-old soldier Andrew Gibson was killed during a night out in Darlington.

How can this be justice for Daniel?

The Northern Echo: innocent victim: Daniel Crowther

8:00am Saturday 9th July 2011

THE parents of a teenage boy who died after being struck by a single punch in an unprovoked street attack last night described the three-year sentence given to his killer as "incomprehensible".

Parents calling for sentence overhaul

The Northern Echo: LOVED SON: Scots Guardsman Andrew Gibson died after being punched

9:04am Monday 29th November 2010

THE parents of a soldier whose killer’s jail term will not be increased on appeal have called for a complete overhaul of sentencing guidelines.

Justice secretary declines to review manslaughter sentence

6:52pm Tuesday 23rd November 2010

JUSTICE Secretary Ken Clarke has declined to review a jail sentence given to a teenager convicted of manslaughter.

No prison sentence increase for killer

The Northern Echo: FATAL ATTACK: John Flannigan

8:08am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

A TEENAGER who was jailed for two-and-a-half years for killing a soldier in a nightclub will not have his sentence increased.

‘One-punch killers must get sentence to fit crime’

The Northern Echo: PUBLIC RIGHT TO PRESSURE: Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC in Durham last night

8:38am Friday 19th November 2010

JAIL terms for one-punch killers must fit their crime, the Government’s chief legal advisor said last night.

Changes to attack cases considered

9:33am Thursday 14th October 2010

NEW sentencing powers could be imposed on assault cases to take into account injuries to the victim and culpability of the offender.

Fury as killer’s sentence is cut

8:20am Saturday 9th October 2010

A MAN who killed a North-East football fan with a single "haymaker" punch has had his prison sentence cut by the Court of Appeal.

Victim’s partner backs Echo’s justice campaign

10:44am Monday 27th September 2010

A WOMAN who lost her partner to a one-punch attack is backing The Northern Echo’s Price of a Punch campaign.

Putting the true value on price of one punch

The Northern Echo: VICTIM: Andrew Gibson

8:42am Monday 6th September 2010

THE Northern Echo today launches a campaign to demand tougher prison sentences for one-punch killers.

Pricing punches

11:47am Monday 6th September 2010

PRISON serves many purposes, but the main two are that it acts as a punishment and as a deterrent.

Families devastated by acts of violence

The Northern Echo: VICTIM: Lee WalkerPaul Simpson and Gavin Robinson  died after being punched

8:52am Monday 6th September 2010

The Northern Echo’s Price of a Punch campaign will seek longer sentences for one-punch killers. Paul Cook speaks to families whose lives have been destroyed by single acts of violence.

The tragic price of a punch

11:38am Monday 6th September 2010

UP the 199 well-trodden steps above Whitby harbour, on the very edge of the East Cliff overlooking the North Sea, bunches of flowers are tied to fence posts or left lying on the grass.



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