It’s a simple message: one punch can kill

EDITORIAL: Dear violent young people.

The police and the rest of the community have a message for you: one punch can kill.

Can we make it any simpler?

Or are you so self-obsessed you simply have no time to listen?

Or is it that you watch so much violent movie garbage that you are incapable of understanding that some forms of behaviour are inappropriate in the real world?

Actually, maybe it's not that. Maybe it's that your part of the growing chorus of ignorance which suggests we live in a democracy so you have the right to whatever you like.

Actually, you don't.

Living in a democracy means you have the right to do whatever most of us like - and we say no to stupid acts of violence for no apparent reason that leave people injured and all too often dead.

Whatever it is that motivates you to go out and prove yourself so morally bankrupt you make yourself idiotically drunk that you hit people, needs to be dealt with.

Please hear - what you are doing is wrong and you need help.

There are services available that can help with anger management, alcohol and drug abuse and a whole range of other issues, including having a bad childhood.

We invite you to make the most of them.

And please, please change your ways before you ruin someone else's life - and your own.



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