Some idle speculation on a recent murder in my home town.....
On Monday a murder took place here in the North East of England which has left many of the locals, myself included, somewhat baffled. Newcastle and the North East are 'rough' and relatively poor but murder is exceptionally rare, and the manner of Jodie Wilkinson's murder must qualify as unique, according to the BBC:
''Jodie Wilkinson, 27, died in hospital after being attacked by a group of up to 11 men in the city's Stanhope Street on Monday afternoon, police said.
A 25-year-old man who was with her at the time was also injured and needed hospital treatment.
Police said those arrested, a man aged 43, two aged 25, and three others aged 22, 20 and 18, were being questioned.''