Burnley’s MP joined colleagues from across the House of Commons to raise awareness of One Punch Assaults during One Punch Awareness Week.
Local MP Antony Higginbotham was among a number of Parliamentarians who came together to raise awareness of One Punch Assaults, as a part of One Punch Awareness Week.
The One Punch charity and All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) are using this week to promote the dangers around one punch assaults, focusing on the tag line ‘one punch can kill’.
Currently in the UK there is no data on the impacts of One Punch Assaults due to the complexity of disaggregating one punch assaults from other assaults, something the APPG on One Punch Assaults is currently investigating and trying to improve.
Commenting Antony Higginbotham MP said:
One punch assaults can have a devastating and often life threatening impact. And I was glad to join colleagues, including Dehenna Davison MP who has a personal and tragic connection to this issue, to raise awareness of the destruction one punch assaults can cause.
Chair of the APPG and Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, said:
It was great to see so many colleagues from across the House join me in Westminster Hall today to raise awareness of the devastating impacts one punch assaults can have.
I am incredibly grateful to Antony for joining me today, as this is such a personal passion of mine and I look forward to working with him on raising awareness of this issue.
The APPG are currently holding an inquiry into one punch assaults, hearing from victims’ families, persecutors and law makers for a wider report into sentencing around one punch assaults and how the justice system can better support families who have sadly been affected.