Warning over violence

A campaign to highlight the fact that a single punch can kill is being launched by Nottinghamshire Police.

Over the past decade there have been seven confirmed deaths from ‘one punch’ incidents in Nottinghamshire.

All those involved were men or teenage boys. With the average age of victims being 25-years-old, and the attackers’ average age just 21, the force is determined to get its message through to young men.

Supt Helen Chamberlain, who is the force’s lead officer for violent crime reduction, said: “What we want to achieve is a greater awareness of the damage that throwing a punch can do. At worst, it can kill or can cause severe brain damage.”