LET’S TALK

Af­ter 70,000 sign a pe­ti­tion against the le­nient sen­tence handed down to his son’s killer, Crown Of­fice call with an of­fer to meet dad Kevin

Daily Record - - FRONT PAGE - JANE HAMILTON j.hamilton@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

TRAGIC Shaun Wood­burn’s fam­ily have won a meet­ing with law chiefs to seek jus­tice for the young dad.

The prose­cu­tors’ of­fer of a meet­ing fol­lowed mount­ing pres­sure af­ter Shaun’s teenage killer was sen­tenced to just four years’ de­ten­tion.

More than 70,000 peo­ple have signed a pe­ti­tion call­ing for Lord Ad­vo­cate James Wolffe to or­der an ap­peal against the soft pun­ish­ment.

Shaun’s dad Kevin wel­comed the of­fer of the meet­ing yes­ter­day – as photos emerged show­ing a care­free Shaun in his last hours, cel­e­brat­ing Hog­manay in a Leith pub.

DE­FENCE po­lice yes­ter­day warned Tory cuts have jeop­ar­dised se­cu­rity at the Faslane nu­clear sub base.

The of­fi­cers who guard MoD sites – in­clud­ing the Clyde base – said they were now be­low the min­i­mum level of se­cu­rity to pro­tect them from a ter­ror at­tack.

And they fear ter­ror­ists could suc­ceed in a spec­tac­u­lar at­tack be­cause of cuts to their force.

The num­bers have now dropped to about 2300 of­fi­cers.

De­fence Po­lice Fed­er­a­tion chair­man Ea­mon Keat­ing said: “MoD sites are now be­low the min­i­mum level se­cu­rity needed to pro­tect them from a ter­ror at­tack.

“They are run­ning at the level of max­i­mum risk as a start­ing point, mov­ing beyond this daily.”

Keat­ing said March’s ter­ror at­tack on Par­lia­ment, in which PC Keith Palmer was killed, proved ter­ror­ists were not afraid to at­tack well-guarded sites.

He added: “We must be­lieve they wouldn’t hes­i­tate to at­tack mil­i­tary es­tab­lish­ments. The risks are ev­i­dent, yet de­ci­sions are be­ing taken that pri­ori­tise the bot­tom line.”

Keat­ing has writ­ten to De­fence Sec­re­tary Gavin Wil­liamson over the mat­ter.

DAD’S BAT­TLE Kevin wants longer sen­tence for Shaun’s killer

VUL­NER­A­BLE Faslane base

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