Justice for Joe Montgomery
In January 2017 Joe Montgomery was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He punched a man once on a train. He did not use a weapon.
Joe was on his way to work one morning on a train from East Croydon train station when a man was verbally abusing him. Joe went to move down the carriage when the man followed him and was threatening Joe. It appeared that the man was going to attack Joe so Joe punched the man once and knocked the man out. Damage was caused to the man but he did fully recover.
Joe was sentenced to 10 years in Prison for this offence and even the prison officers have said that was very harsh.
On 24th February 2017 a man was convicted of manslaughter for a one punch crime and in this case his victim died as a result of the punch. The sentence he was given was six years.
It would have been better if Joe has killed the man so that he would have got a lesser sentence.
Where is the consistency in the legal system and sentencing.
Please sign this Petition so the the Home Office will intervene and lessen the sentence that was handed down to Joe.
All Joe wants is a lesser sentence to reflect the crime he committed.