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17 June, 2006

Uh oh...

On the way to Sainsbury's just now, I passed a police cordon – lots of blue & white tape and officers directing pedestrians to the opposite pavement (US: sidewalk).  I also saw my first forensics team, in white hooded overalls, working in a secluded pedestrian underpass.

It's probably a vain hope, but I do hope it's nothing more serious than a drunken fight.

[Update 21:10: See the link in Calephetos' comment. It was a murder, as I'd half-expected.]

[Update 21/02/07: the murderers of Rikki Judkins (50), themselves aged 19 and 15 at the time of the attack, have been given minimum sentences of 18 and 15 years respectively, if 'respect' is an appropriate concept in their case.

Judkins, a Coventry man with learning difficulties and psychological problems, was stranded in Lancaster overnight due to a 'mix-up over his bus ticket' – he had one, but it wasn't valid until the following morning. I can just imagine a driver's malicious glee in refusing him access to the last bus of the night.
Presumably Judkins wandered around looking for shelter. Maybe he was trying to sleep in the pedestrian underpass, maybe he was just walking when he had the misfortune to meet two of the local thugs. I can imagine them making some smart remark, and Judkins' response being considered insufficiently deferential.
So they punched, kicked and stamped him to death, making sure by dropping a rock on his head.]


Whereabouts? The subway under Greyhound Bridge?

Posted by Siobhan Curran at June 17, 2006 01:32 PM

I hear a guy was found with serious head injuries near the three marriners and later died in hospital..

Posted by dan at June 17, 2006 02:08 PM

Yep, that fits, Dan; it was the underpass linking the steep downward curve of the one-way system and the Three Mariners.

Thanks for the explanation.

Posted by NRT at June 17, 2006 03:44 PM

This was posted to Camellia-uk's LJ earlier because she was wondering what had happened too.

Posted by Calephetos at June 17, 2006 07:19 PM

Though not by me, by Archangel. Oops. Can't think straight. Sunburned :(

Posted by Calephetos at June 17, 2006 07:20 PM
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