Prison not the right answer

Date: Wednesday 12th September 2018

Sir, I am not acquainted with any of the family or friends involved in that awful accident on the A66 on 8th September, 2016, nor did I follow the case in court. My comments are based purely on your report last week.

As we all know, our prisons are overcrowded and I feel that the accident was caused by a terrible misjudgement by the lorry driver.

The prison sentence was wrong in my opinion. A suspended sentence and a community work order would have been far more constructive as less costly to the country.

Our son is a driver and my heart goes out to all those very sad people who are involved in this very awful tragic situation. Yours etc,