Monday, 28 October 2013
Fresh Appeal In Unsolved Racist Murder Case
A fresh murder appeal has been issued seven years after David Lees was killed in a high-speed hit-and-run. The 23-year-old was deliberately mown down outside a petrol station on Middleton Road, Prestwich, in the early hours of Saturday, October 28, 2006.
His death became one of the region's most high-profile unsolved murders, leading to a tireless campaign for justice by his family. David had been out with friends when they became involved in a disturbance with a group of Asian men believed to be from the Manchester area...Read more: Manchester Evening News
David Lees RIP. If it was not for the tremendous efforts of his family this is another one which would be swept under the carpet quicker than you can say white people cannot be victims of racist hate crimes. The Manchester Evening News describes David's murder as "one of the regions most high profile unsolved murders". Hands up, who has heard of the David Lees murder before today?
Another infamous and unsolved local racist murder occurred in Glodwick when 19 year old Gavin Hopley was mercilessly battered to death by a large gang of Asian men. The investigation into the murder was a disgrace as was the (lack of) media reporting of the event itself. Needless to say nobody was ever convicted for the murder of Gavin, and it is unlikely that David's killers will ever face justice either.
Compare the media coverage of these cases to those of 'celebrity' racial murder cases such as Stephen Lawrence. Sean Thomas recently writing in The Telegraph did and his article can be read here.
No McPherson Reports, benefit concerts or peerages where the murders of Gavin, David and the other countless scores of white victims of racial murders are concerned. What a country we live in! Tameside Citizen