On Wednesday, Sir David was among a number of MPs 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.
The APPG are currently hearing 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.
Following his attendance to the launch, Sir David said “One punch assaults can have a devastating and often life threatening impact. I was glad to join Dehenna Davison MP and many other colleagues from across the House today to raise awareness of the destruction cases like this can cause.”