THIS is the moment Good Morning Britain’s weatherman broke out into an extraordinary outburst during a live debate on knife crime.
Hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were interviewing police federation chairman John Apter, who was stressing the importance of building more prisons to crack down on offenders carrying knives.
But several metres apart from the panel, weatherman Alex Beresford suddenly launched passionately into the debate.
He interrupted Mr Apter, saying: “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.
“Some of these boys don’t fear prison, if we don’t change the environment we won’t change anything. This has been happening for years, years, and it’s not always in the media.”
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In a response to a question by Piers Morgan about stop and search targeting young black men, he said: “It’s not that I don’t think we should have stop and search, I just don’t think it always works.”
Mr Beresford, 38, grew up in Eastville, an inner-city suburb of Bristol, where he attended Riding High School, which is now known as Winterbourne Academy.
The debate came after a wave of knife crimes in the city, including those of Jodie Chesney and Yousef Makki, both 17, who were killed in recent days.
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