We, the family and friends of Connan McLeod, are very pleased with the outcome of the trial. Although it will not bring back Connan our only child.
We would like to thank the Jury for bringing the guilty verdict and justice for Connan. Also a big thank you to the witnesses for being brave and taking the stand.
Mr Robert Price, barrister, for the excellent job he has done in prosecuting this cowardly person, Daniel Allott.
We would also like to thank Staffordshire Police for the help and support throughout this very difficult time in our lives.
Also a big thank you to the doctors and paramedics who attended the incident, and their attempts to save Connanâ€™s life.
A big thank you to all family and friends and everyone who has shown support since our tragic loss of our much loved and missed son.
We really do believe more must be done about carrying and using knives. There must be longer sentences.
This sort of crime ruins the lives of many. We believe people should choose â€˜life not a knifeâ€™.
Connan will be missed forever, by so many people, all because of one mindless act of violence.