The family of Jamie Butcher had a successful meeting with the Justice Secretary on Monday in their fight to get a review of sentencing guidelines for dangerous drivers.
Tina Butcher and Steve Green did not let the bad weather stop them making the trip down to London to meet with Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling.
“It was a very positive meeting,” said Steve. “We put quite a case to Chris Grayling and I think he really understood on a professional and personal level, as he has children of a similar age to ours.”
Mr Grayling was due to have dinner with the Transport Secretary on Monday evening and he was planning on talking it over with him. Tina and Steve are hoping they will then both go to Lord Leveson to ask for a review.
Local MP Steve Barclay came along to the meeting with the family and they thanked him for his hard work behind the scenes.
Steve said: “We are very grateful for Steve’s help. He has been working hard to secure this meeting.”
He added that Mr Grayling had not made any promises but he was “sympathetic”.
“At this stage, we are optimistic that we will get some form of positive outcome.”
Tina and Steve have been busy gaining support for their ‘Justice for Jamie’ campaign and more than 3,000 people have signed an e-petition that was launched by Mr Barclay.
However, following a surge of signatures that was spurred on by a series of television interviews when the petition was first launched, support has slowed.
To sign the petition, visit www.stopdangerousdrivers.com
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Friday 24 May 2013
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