The family of university graduate Jamie Butcher have shared their heartbreaking story on a new website they hope will help their campaign for harsher sentencing for dangerous drivers.
Jamie was just 22 years old when he was killed crossing Churchill Road in Wisbech. The driver, Michael Moore, was sentenced to just 43 months in prison, despite going almost twice the speed limit and running a red light.
Jamie’s mum Tina and stepfather Steve Green are determined to help future victims and their families avoid the “inadequate” sentence Moore received.
The website – www.justiceforjamie.co.uk – has just been launched and an e-petition went live on Monday, accessed through the site.
The family wrote on their website: “Knowing other families in our position are set to receive similar inadequate sentences, we had a choice to let it happen or to try and make a change.
“Through you signing our e-petition, we hope that together we can make a change and bring proper British justice to the distraught families who are left without their loved ones following these crimes. No sentence will ever bring back a loved one but a longer sentence will show that the courts take this matter seriously and may even act as a deterrent.”