MP joins family’s fight for justice

Steve Green and Tina Butcher presenting a cheque for �1,000 to Amy Aeron-Thomas, Executive Director of Roadpeace, in memory of Jamie Butcher.
Steve Green and Tina Butcher presenting a cheque for �1,000 to Amy Aeron-Thomas, Executive Director of Roadpeace, in memory of Jamie Butcher.
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THE family of a Wisbech student who was killed crossing Churchill Road have vowed to do everything they can in their campaign to get justice for their son.

Jamie Butcher was mown down in February 2011 by speeding driver Michael Moore. His mother Tina Butcher and stepfather Steve Green were devastated when Moore was sentenced to 43 months in prison and have joined a campaign to get more appropriate sentencing for dangerous drivers.

They presented a cheque for £1,000 to Roadpeace at Onyx Court on Saturday. The money was raised through a jumble sale and refreshments and a prize raffle organised by Tina raised an additional £100 at the presentation.

Steve also spoke to MP Steve Barclay on Saturday, who has said he will back them all the way in their fight.

“It was quite an emotional meeting,” he said. “Having to relate details of what happened was quite difficult. But I left the meeting feeling positive.”

Steve shared some statistics with Mr Barclay, such as the fact that the top sentence of 14 years has never been handed out.

The MP said he will speak to the Secretary of State for Justice, Ken Clarke, about the sentencing of drivers who cause injury or death.

Steve said: “What we need are for other families to also lobby their MPs and push it. On average, five or six families every day are affected in the same way we were. It’s awful to think they’re going through the same ordeal.”