As a mother to sit each day while your kids are away from home, for me school trips, and worry about them is hard.
I have no comprehension of being the mother of a soldier. To understand this feeling compounded by grave danger surrounding your child.
But to think 'That's it he's home, off out with mates, safe', and to receive news of an attack like this, there are no words.
Being something of a believer in divine retribution, and also in the saying 'when thieves fall out' I wouldn't give up hope that the fine specimens of humanity who committed this murder won't meet with it someday.
Granted, we don't know who the witness / s were, but it was in a public street outside a takeaway which there had just been trouble in so probably a few people had noticed. Also, this sort of attack can be alarming. But does it REALLY take that much to intervene? Even just shouting from across the road can be enough to stop thugs like this - at least the distraction gives the victim a chance.
Or you can stand back, watch, not get involved, and then give evidence at a murder trial. Personally, don't think I could live with myself. I'm not big and I'm not hard, but I've got a conscience.
I cannot remember the syndrome, but it involves large groups not doing anything becasue they take it for granted someone else will. It is a bit harsh to blame bystanders for what has happened, end of the day if there not familiar with the situation, shock is very common.
Don't think that for one minute PP.
These peole are the minority.
You defend me, my children, your parents and all those on here and all those yet to come.......
These people are scum, while you are heroes.
Never doubt it.