Kate was able to do just that after getting involved in a restorative justice programme which gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offenders to explain the real impact of the crime....

“Meeting him gave me the chance to look him in the eye and tell him exactly how I feel. It was an opportunity for me to tell him what a wally he had been. It was a conversation I couldn't have had in the street. I now feel there is nothing out there I don’t know, no secrets.

“I feel a sense of satisfaction knowing I told him how I feel. I no longer have those unanswered questions.

“It was amazing that after seeing Ian Edwards in prison I went to bed that night and for the first night since the crash I slept all night. Restorative justice was brilliant for me but I do believe that might not be the case for everyone.”

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