Knife robber meets victim
Mar 10, 2010
from the article in Lancaster Guardian:
A woman who was robbed at knifepoint visited her teenage attacker in prison to receive an apology from him as part of a restorative justice project.
Police offered Zoe Harrison the chance to meet Arron Burns, 18, at Lancaster Farms, to help her bring closure to her ordeal.
....Zoe said: "I was not sure if I wanted to do it at first, but I wasn't scared of him any more and I wanted to know why he did it.
"I thought it would benefit me and other people too, because it might make him less likely to reoffend."
Zoe said she had felt better for venting her feelings and listening to his response.
"He told me about the things he has been reflecting on and that he was sorry and wouldn't do anything like this again."