DEVASTATED mother Vivienne Stevenson is understandably upset at the sentence handed to her son's hit-and-run killer.
Amarjit Mian was disqualified from driving at the time he ploughed into 28-year-old Steven King and fled the scene,yet was given just 21 months in prison.
This has been an awful week in Ealing, with the double tragedy in Perivale and the hit-and-run in Alperton bringing home the horror of lives extinguished on the roads.
Cars can all too frequently be lethal weapons. Where the courts find drivers have failed to treat them as such and caused death carelessly, the culprits should face the full force of the law.
THE neighbourhood crime maps unveiled this week by the Metropolitan Police are very colourful but may be of limited value.
People know well enough the problems they are facing in their own back yards, and the most common complaint in Ealing is that you never see a police officer on patrol.
A fancy website of crime statistics will provide little reassurance to those living in the worst-affected areas. What we need instead is a commitment to put more officers on the streets, in place of the PCSOs who are at risk of becoming a source of ridicule because their powers are so limited.
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