A BURY MP has joined colleagues to raise awareness of one punch assaults.

Bury South MP Christian Wakeford joined other MPs to stand against the attacks for One Punch Awareness Week.

Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, started the One Punch charity and All-Party Parliamentary Group to investigate data on the assaults, explaining the dangers of one punch assaults with the tagline, 'one punch can kill'.

Mr Wakeford said: “One punch assaults can have a devastating and often life-threatening impact. I was glad to join Dehenna Davison MP and many other colleagues from across the house to raise awareness of the destruction cases like this can cause.”

The term often refers to assaults where a person strikes another in the head and knocks them unconscious, leaving the victim at risk of further head trauma when hitting the ground.

Ms Davison said: "It was great to see so many colleagues from across the house join me in Westminster Hall to raise awareness of the devastating impacts one punch assaults can have.

"I am incredibly grateful to Christian Wakeford MP for joining me, as this is such a personal passion of mine and I look forward to working with them and I appreciate their support on raising awareness of this issue."

One Punch was founded in 2010 and works to educate people about the right decisions to make in potentially violent situations and campaign against alcohol-fuelled violence in schools in the UK.

The charity also runs a number of workshops to educate people of all ages on various aspects of support and the consequences of one punch violences, including risks of brain and spinal injury.

Currently, One Punch are holding an inquiry into one punch assaults, hearing from the families of victims, persecutors and law makers for a report into sentencing and how the justice system can better support the families of those affected.

To find out more visit www.onepunch.org.uk, twitter.com/APPGOP, or www.parallelparliament.co.uk/APPG/one-punch-assaults.

To participate visit Dehenna Davison MP at Dehenna.davison.mp@Parliament.uk.