Extraordinary moment TV weatherman yells over Piers Morgan during knife crime debate
One of the hottest debates in the UK right now is knife crime. With Brexit dominating so many of the daily headlines, it may come as a huge shock to many that 10 teenagers have lost their lives as a result of knife crime in 2019 already, The Guardian reports.
And like any headline news story, presenter and journalist Piers Morgan was ready to debate the issue on Good Morning Britain.
Whilst hosting an expert panel alongside co-hosts Charlotte Hawkins and Susannah Reid, Piers asked what the solution was to the growing knife crime, to which the Police Federation Chairman for England and Wales John Apter responded: "build more prisons".
However, this was the moment the show's weatherman, Alex Beresford, couldn't just sit by quietly any more:
The heated interjection left Apter visibly stunned, as Beresford told the panel, "Prison doesn’t work though, I’m sorry. I’ve grown up in some of these communities you are talking about and prison is not a deterrent."
Following Beresford's passionate outburst, many viewers took to Twitter to commend the weatherman for speaking up against the panel.
Many viewers also took to Twitter to question the diversity within the panel, and why the issue of growing knife crime within the black community was being discussed by six "middle class" white people:
The weatherman, 38, posted a tweet following the show simply saying, "I feel so strongly about this...":