A North East MP whose father was killed by a single punch is launching a campaign aimed at getting "a fairer sense of justice" for victims and their families.
Dehenna Davison has vowed to use her political role to make a difference and is starting the All Party Parliamentary Group for One-Punch Assaults (APPG) to investigate sentencing for offenders, which she says is often too lenient.
The Bishop Auckland MP's father Dominic died 14 years ago today (February 17) after being punched at a pub. She was 13 years old at the time.
Ms Davison says she has been surprised by just how many people have been impacted by one punch assaults, either directly or indirectly and also wants there to be better education around the impacts of violence.
In response a Ministry of Justice spokesperson has said: “while sentencing decisions are a matter for independent judges, we will carefully consider the APPG’s findings.”