Tag Archives: death

Teenage victim’s death inevitable (Rousse)

Teenagers spilled out into the middle of the busy road. It was inevitable that one would be struck by a car and killed. The victim was a boy of about 19. DT took him out. Everyone was distraught.

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Sledgehammer attacker and accomplice break in through bathroom window (Rousse)

Why was the bathroom window open? Why was the burglar alarm ringing? I looked up and caught sight of the man with the sledgehammer. His accomplice was right behind him. ‘Oh my God!’ muttered my husband under his breath. I … Continue reading

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Woman bludgeons man to death in Holyrood Park (Rousse)

LK led the three of us through Holyrood Park. I shouted after her that this was the long way, so we all turned back to take the route around the other side of the hill and loch. I had been … Continue reading

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Cilla Black death faux pas (Rousse)

One of my former students had a famous mother-in-law: the singer and entertainer Cilla Black. When I called round to see him and his father-in-law I asked after Cilla. ‘What kind of question is that?!’ said the father-in-law. I had … Continue reading

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A miracle landing, and donkeys and surfers in Stockon-on-Tees (Rousse)

Despite all the warnings BP, EH and I all elected to take a flight during the terror alert. I should not have been surprised when about an hour from our destination the cabin lights went out and the air supply … Continue reading

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Stabbing victim’s wife welcomes his murder (Rousse)

TPR and I were awakened by footsteps crunching across the gravel outside our bedroom window. I ran to the front of the flat and heard voices in the sitting room. There JS slept under white sheets in a corner. Meanwhile … Continue reading

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An embarrassing moment in the National Library of Scotland and a tram death (Rousse)

I could have died of shame when a video posted to my Facebook page sprang to life at full volume breaking the solemn silence of the main reading room in the National Library of Scotland. I had no choice but … Continue reading

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