MORE than 100 anti-knife crime campaigners yesterday marched outside the Scottish Parliament calling for tougher sentences for killers.

The demonstration was arranged in memory of 27-year-old Barry McLean, a father-of-one from Burntisland, Fife, who died in a knife attack last year.

His father, Alan McLean, addressed the rally saying: "We must join together and unite against knife crime.

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"Every one of us here has suffered so much, lost so much, and we all ask for so little in return."

The campaigners are calling for a minimum tariff of 25 years for knife killers, mandatory prison sentences and clearer directions from the court and judges to help juries navigate their way through "legal jargon".