Mum’s outrage as footballer killer attacks again

THE mum of a Hucknall-based footballer who died after being assaulted has hit out at the law — after her son’s killer left another victim with a fractured skull in a similar attack.

Liam Munn (19) played for the now defunct Rolls-Royce Leisure (Saturday) team, of Hucknall, in the Central Midlands League.

He was found unconscious outside the Halo nightclub on Goldsmith Street in Nottingham on January 18 2009 and died in an ambulance on his way to hospital.

He had been struck with a single punch by Simeon Ferguson during a scuffle near the Royal Centre tram-stop.

Ferguson, who was 18 at the time, was jailed for three years after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

But he served just 16 months of his jail term before being let out on licence. And just two months after his release, Ferguson was back in court, charged with grievous bodily harm after punching a man in the back of the head.

His victim suffered brain injuries and such a deterioration in his health that he lost his job.

Ferguson pleaded guilty and was jailed for two years — plus the remainder of his previous sentence.

Now Mr Munn’s mum, Donna (44), of Nuthall, has called for a change in the law.

She said it’s as if Ferguson “thinks he is superhuman”.

She added: “That seems to be the mentality of young lads like that. It is not going to change unless you change the law and put them in prison with the kind of sentence you would give to a person who had shot or stabbed someone.

“That’s the only way to make them think twice. It shouldn’t matter how you kill someone. You should get a sentence strong enough to reflect the fact that you have killed someone.”