The front page and four more pages of The Argus last Friday were about a young man who had been given a five-year prison sentence for killing two young women and seriously injuring a third.

In The Times last Saturday there was a short article about three armed robbers who snatched a £10 note from the hand of a four-year-old girl. Each was jailed for 15 years. They had also stolen £7,500 from a travel agency.

It makes one wonder who decides the severity of a crime and what the sentence should be.

-Gordon Anderson, Brighton