Tragic Deaths at Glasgow Rave: Calls for Tougher Sentences

Introduction: Two 18-year-olds tragically lost their lives after attending a rave in Glasgow last weekend. Marcus Dick from Coatbridge and Scott Allison from Cumbernauld were formally identified by Police Scotland. The force has confirmed that both deaths are drug-related. In light of this devastating event, Stewart Handling, the father of Grace Handling, who died in 2018 after being given Class A drugs, is calling for stricter penalties for convicted drug dealers. He believes that anyone who supplies drugs with lethal consequences should face a lengthy period behind bars to deter others.

The Tragedy Unfolds: Two Lives Cut Short

Marcus and Scott attended a rave at SWG3 in Glasgow, a night that should have been filled with music and celebration. Instead, it ended in tragedy. The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding their deaths, but one thing is clear: drug dealers continue to operate with impunity, putting lives at risk. Stewart Handling’s pain is all too familiar, having lost his own daughter, Grace, to drugs. He emphasizes the urgent need for change and accountability.

Grieving parents holding hands 

Grace’s Law: A Call for Justice

Stewart Handling advocates for “Grace’s Law” in Scotland. If enacted, this law would impose a minimum sentence of 10 years for drug dealers whose products lead to fatalities. The proposed legislation aims to hold those responsible accountable and prevent further loss of life. Critics argue that the victims were over 18 and should have known the risks. However, Stewart contends that dealers must face consequences for their actions, regardless of the victims’ age. He hopes that tougher sentences will save lives and send a clear message to those who profit from others’ suffering.

A Plea for Change

As families mourn the loss of Marcus and Scott, the urgent need for action becomes evident. The devastating impact of drug-related deaths reverberates through communities, leaving parents heartbroken and lives shattered. Stewart Handling’s call for justice echoes across Scotland, urging lawmakers to consider Grace’s Law. It’s time to hold drug dealers accountable and prevent more young lives from being cut short. The clock is ticking, and the stakes are high. Let us honor the memories of Marcus, Scott, and Grace by demanding change and ensuring that no more families suffer such heartache.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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