Brent Martin, a 23 year old man with learning difficulties, described by police as vulnerable, was beaten to death by a gang of youths on Thursday. Brent was taken to Sunderland's City Hospital where he died from his injuries on Saturday.
According to the police, Brent had received a "sustained and brutal" beating. Det Supt Kay Blyth, said: "I would appeal to parents in the area to think about what their children were doing last night. Did they come in late and were acting out of the ordinary? Did they fail to come home at all?"
If these kids are capable of acting like savage animals at such a young age, what are they going to be like as adults? Let's get something clear, 12 months in PlayStation prison will not rehabilitate this scum - They need locking up for a very long time. If they are allowed back on our streets any time soon they will without doubt re-offend and it will send the worst kind of message to those of the same mentality.
Our prisons are full because we keep sending the same scum back there, we could save ourselves a lot of time and money by not letting them out in the first place.