Having just read Sir Billy Connolly’s book Made in Scotland, I thought it worth passing on a quote, just in case a judge is reading: “There was an outbreak of knife crime and razor slashing in the 1950s but then a judge called Lord Carmont came along and started giving out seven-year sentences for carrying a blade: ‘You were were walking around with a razor? Seven years!' It stopped it overnight."

David Whiddett