Commenting on the attack on Michael John Eccles in Lichfield on Sunday
evening, Michael Fabricant says: "The murder of Michael John Eccles is
a tragedy of the worst proportions. People are stunned. How could this
have happened in our Lichfield? I never met Michael, but he was a
Facebook friend of mine and we had stayed in contact. I and so many
people who knew him better than I are shocked and grieving.
"A former Chief Constable of Staffordshire once told me ‘Punishment
should be tough and meted out instantly for it to be effective and a
deterrent.’ Many today will be agreeing with him".