The police and politicians are always trying to play down the "fear of crime", but when things like this can happen virtually any time at any place you know they are out of touch.
A father has been stabbed to death in front of his three-year-old daughter as they went to visit his wife and newborn son in hospital.
It's not just the fact that this young man had a wife and kids to support or even that it happened during rush hour - it's that the piece of crap who killed him did it in front of his three year old daughter.
There have always been people who were prepared to use violence, but the fact that there are people around today who are prepared to use the most extreme forms of it in front of tiny children is compelling evidence of the collapse of morality in this country.
I wonder if these people would be quite so willing to resort to such behaviour in plain view of many witnesses if the penalty for murder was still death by hanging?
I doubt it - but I know that the liberals will put up their usual wall of denial. "We need to understand why they do this" the progressives will cry. No we don't - we just need those who might consider doing it to understand that they will forfeit their own life by doing so.