Daily Poll - August 13-14

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DO you support the return of the death penalty?

A GRIEVING dad is calling on Wearsiders to back a petition calling for the death sentence to be reintroduced for murderers.

John Johnson has joined forces with relations of murder victims across the country to lobby the Government into reinstating capital punishment for killers of children and police officers killed in the line of duty.

They have launched an online petition on the Government e-petitions website and need the backing of 100,000 people for their bid to be mooted in Parliament.

Mr Johnson, whose son Kevin was stabbed to death on the doorstep of his Pennywell home in May 2007, said: “Life sentences have been put up from 15 to 35 years but that’s still not life.

“I don’t think we’ll ever get life to mean life so now we’re fighting for the death penalty to be brought in for certain killers who rob people of their lives.”

Do you support him?