Sunday, 2 November 2014

Latest poppy attacks

Watch out for the tongue-in-cheek remark by the police inspector at the end -

"An Army Cadet suffered burns in an unprovoked attack after selling poppies for Remembrance Day. The 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop at 6pm yesterday in Manchester city centre when a man approached him with an aerosol can and lighter and sprayed him with lit fumes. The cadet, who was wearing his camouflaged uniform, suffered minor burns to his face and singed hairs in his face and right forearm, Greater Manchester Police said. The offender [was] described as black or Asian...Detective Inspector Liam Boden said -"

"At this stage of our inquiries, we're keeping an open minded as to what motivated the offender to commit such an act."

Despite Safeway's CCTV cameras, we don't even know what the attacker looked like in this incident -

"An elderly man selling Remembrance Day poppies in a busy supermarket was attacked with a claw hammer. The 79-year-old was taken to hospital after being struck with the weapon as he sold the poppies for the Royal British Legion in a Safeway store...[police] said: 'The man was attacked three times with a claw hammer and was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital with head injuries.'...A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and released on police bail pending further inquiries."

"Both the Royal British Legion and Safeway said they could not comment."

So police have imposed a vow of silence on both Safeway and the Legion. I wonder what the "further inquiries" are about? Did the old man provoke his young attacker by selling poppies, perhaps? Or can the thug be let off because he was a victim of extremism?

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