Many readers may have watched with interest as Good Morning Britain weatherman Alex Beresford made an off-camera interjection to a discussion as the invited guest was speaking.

The guest was the chair of the Police Federation for England & Wales.

Beresford’s interruption into a live debate was probably a nightmare scenario for any guest who accepts a slot on live television. Particularly when the person who interjects handles himself as Alex Beresford did.

He provided a passionate, but measured interjection. He related his argument to his own upbringing and social heritage.

From our own work in the justice sector in Scotland, he was absolutely right too. We don’t need tough talking justice that fails to deliver results, we need smart justice solutions, backed by evidence based research, that tackles the issues that lead to crime in the first place.