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.
… Bethlehem !