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Festive fury !

Posted by Big John on December 28, 2011

Talk about a violent Christmas ! … with reports of stabbings up and down the country during the holiday period, including one in Rochdale, one in Littlehampton of all places, one in Liverpool and two in the West End of London, where the battle to grab a bargain in the Boxing Day sales took on a whole new meaning when weapons were used in London’s Oxford Street and one young man died on the pavement. It would now appear that he was a street gang member out with his ‘gangsta’ mates on a shoplifting spree when they ran into a rival gang. It is even suggested that he died fighting over a pair of stolen trainers (sneakers).

As if all this is not shocking enough, a near riot ensued in Oxford Street because police prevented people from entering the crime scene to take pictures of the fallen man, while others were incensed because they could not get to the stores to continue with their bargain hunting.

Blimey ! .. There was even a report of a melee at a midnight mass in Southampton; and, believe it or not, a priestly punch-up in, of all places …

…    Bethlehem ! 

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5 Responses to “Festive fury !”

  1. Grannymar said

    Was I the only one to stay home and behave this Christmas?

  2. Rummuser said

    While the priestly punch up is like something from punch and judy, there has been another killing that you have not written about. The victim was a lad from Pune where I live and I casually know the family. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-16351780

  3. Big John said

    A terrible tragedy Ramana … and here is another one that I missed … http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8982575/Babysitter-stabbing-more-time-to-question-suspect.html

  4. Rummuser said

    Not a day passes without some murder/rape/assault taking place in my town or the nearest big town Mumbai. There is something going wrong somewhere in urban settings that no one is able to put a handle on all over the world.

  5. Ginnie said

    The story of the clerics armed with brooms seems very tame next to the others but they all demonstrate the underlying craziness of our world today. I can’t imagine what the answer to it can be but I dread what’s in store for us if we don’t find it.

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