GLENN Youens says it is important the process of trying to bring in Violet's Law follows the right steps - so that it ultimately delivers justice for other victims of dangerous drivers.

The Star reported last week how the parents of hit-and-run victim Violet-Grace Youens believe there is strong political support for their campaign calling for tougher sentences for drivers who kill after holding talks with Justice Minister Rory Stewart.

An e-petition demanding life sentences for dangerous drivers who kill – has amassed more than 160,000 names, passing the 100,000 needed for the matter to be considered for debate.

The Government confirmed that MPs will discuss calls for the law change in Violet-Grace’s name on Monday, June 3.

Glenn and Becky Youens met with Mr Stewart, along with St Helens South and Whiston MP Marie Rimmer, last month to discuss the potential for Violet-Grace’s Law.

Speaking to the Star about the meeting, Glenn, from Eccleston, said: “It is Violet making this happen, we are just making sure justice is done in her memory so no one else ever again will have to feel what we did when our daughter didn’t get the justice she deserved.

“It is emotional going over what happened, it is hard for us, but we do it because we are determined to keep her name alive and help others and make a difference in her memory.

“I’d rather this take three years and be done right, than be done quickly and something fall through the cracks.”

St Helens Star: Glenn, Becky and Violet's little brother Oliver at the Ride 4 Violet-Grace event in June last year

Glenn and Becky Youens with their son Oliver

The family say changing a law or creating a law is a lengthy and complex process.

They have been given a time scale of one to three years.

Violet-Grace died on Saturday, March 25 2017 aged four, one day after she was struck by a stolen speeding car on Prescot Road while walking home with her gran Angela French – who has been left with life changing injuries.

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Glenn and Becky launched the online petition in February after waiting 18 months for the government to act on its vow to strengthen sentencing powers for people convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.

They are calling for life sentences, with a minimum tariff of 15 years, for motorists convicted of the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

This follows the conviction of Aidan McAteer who was jailed for nine years and four months for causing death by dangerous driving of Violet and causing serious injury to Angela French.