Monday, 1 August 2016
Man Killed outside MacDonalds in Ashton. Four Arrests.
A man died after an incident on the night of 27th July outside Macdolds in Ashton U Lyne. A boy of 12 and three teenagers have been arrested.
Our sympathies are given to the family of victim Bradley Moore, age 40.
Other news outlets will cover the basic facts of this case in more detail than we can, or indeed choose to. One question which comes to mind is "Where were the police?" The is an over abundance of CCTV cameras in the town centre. Why did these not act as a deterrent? "If you are innocent you have nothing to fear from cameras" is an old refrain. It would now appear that if you are guilty you won't have much to worry about -- unlike your victim.
We can also mention the failure to protect Mr Moore in relation to the GMP's interest in policing our housing estates for the benefit of social landlords. Private owners of houses on these estates can find themelves threatened with eviction if they "misbehave" (We have the evidence) or be visited by the police and told not to allow certain named individuals in their homes.
But patrol the town centre to prevent killings?? You must be joking!