Tuesday, 16 April 2013

"Paramedics called to the semi-detatched property were unable to help the young family"

The Daily Mail lets itself down a bit in this crime report:

Paramedics called to the semi-detatched property were unable to help the young family and immediately called in the police at 6.40pm yesterday... A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said that a couple lived in the semi-detatched property with the two girls....

We're told that they lived in Ruislip, West London, but nowhere in the article do they mention what the house is worth, although the photos show that it is pebble-dashed, so applying Richard Allan's logic, the cause of death was probably Hydrogen Sulfide. Even more bizarrely, they mis-spell "semi-detached".

3 comments:

Bayard said...

More evidence for my "original pebbledashing" theory.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, yes, on the basis of a picture or two or three houses, I'll have to concede that most houses in Ruislip are in fact pebble-dashed.

Graeme said...

It could be that they were trying to invent the word dethatched, but I don't think there are many thatched houses in Ruislip. Or maybe they are trying to create a subliminal link so that we blame the problem on Thatcher.