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Tough new one-punch laws passed

Senior Echuca policeman and an Echuca anti one-punch campaigner believe the Victorian Government beefing up penalties for fatal one-punch assaults will have an impact

TRENT HORNEMAN August 18, 2014 4:03pm
The Victorian Government has beefed up punishment for deadly one-punches.
 
The minimum non-parole period was raised to 10 years for fatal one-punches and gang attacks resulting in death.
 
A senior Echuca policeman and an Echuca man who launched a public campaign against one-punches have both welcomed the news.
 
Steve Huntley, who launched the ‘Stop’ campaign in February, said the tougher penalties would help force people to re-consider their actions.
 
Senior Sergeant Mick Carroll of Echuca Police said while he could not remember a one-punch death in the region, it was more through good luck than good management.
 
More in Wednesday’s Riverine Herald.
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