A man walking on a beach after a huge storm discovers a young boy carefully, gently, and one by one, returning stranded starfish to the sea. There are hundreds of thousands of stranded starfish. The boy lifts a single starfish, walks with it gingerly to the shoreline and lovingly releases it into the water. "What are you doing?" the man asks the boy "I'm rescuing the starfish" is the reply "But there are tens of thousands of them!” exclaims the man “you'll never make a difference here! You're completely wasting your time" The boy gazes at the man in silence. With a sigh, he carefully picks up a single starfish, walks to the shore line, releases it into the waves and returns to the man. "I know I made a difference to that starfish" he says firmly, before returning to his task.

Chief Inspector Simon Jeacocke