“Isaac died alone in the back of an ambulance, and that was the day our life sentence began.”

I am very fortunate to have some truly supportive people around me. In recent years I have had to rely on these people, as me and my family have had to face the most traumatic event of our lives – the murder of my brother.

On 25 January 2014, my little brother Isaac Stone was attacked on Costin Street, Midland Road, Bedford. He was 19.

Isaac was a happy go lucky person, he always had an infectious smile on his face – a very big one at that, which everyone would comment on! He was handsome, kind hearted and very nurturing. He had time for everyone, and would always be willing to help someone else.

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Just walk away

It’s hard to put my dad into words. He was very outgoing, very full of himself I guess, he didn’t lack any confidence at all. He was a good man, a very good man.

He was very logical in the way he approached things, but in the same breath he was one of the most caring and loving men I’ve ever met.

I was in Brighton at the time, and I got a phone call from my mum. She was in tears and she told me there had been an incident but she didn’t really tell me too much on the phone. I got picked up, came to the hospital and he was just lying there.

We found out what had happened – he’d been punched in the back of the head and then he’d fallen and hit his head twice.

We were at the hospital pretty much all morning. At about 1pm they came into the waiting room and told us that he wasn’t going to wake up.

Losing him has devastated us.

My mum’s not the same person she was before; none of us are.

It’s really hard to describe.

It’s impacted us all differently, we’ve all gone through different phases with it – I personally went through a phase where I didn’t get out of bed for two weeks.

I’m a 21-year-old man at university, and I understand people get into arguments and conflicts, but it’s so silly to waste two lives after one stupid, split decision.

I’d say to people; just think.

Just think about it.

Any conflict or confrontation you get into, in the long run it’s never worth it.

Like the campaign says, two lives get ruined – although with the families of everyone it’s more than two lives.

It’s just not worth it. Just walk away.

Just walk away.

This blog post was written by Joe, the son of Mark Munday, who was killed on Saturday 3 December after being punched in the back of the head. He is speaking out in support of the Bedfordshire Police One Punch, Two Lives campaign.

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