Thursday, 1 March 2018

Evening Standard channels its inner Daily Mail

From The Evening Standard:

A marketing executive left a football fan “paralysed in fear” when he subjected her to an hour-long torrent of abuse on the train back from a match...

A passenger alerted the police, who arrested MacTavish in London. He was convicted of a public order offence at Westminster magistrates’ court, where he was served a football banning order, barring him from matches in England and Wales for three years. He was fined £570 and ordered to do 80 hours of community service and a 10-day sexual and alcohol rehabilitation course...


At his £750,000 family home in Teddington, he told the Standard: “I apologised at the police station and I apologised in court. I have been as remorseful as I can. I just want to put this all behind me.”

I'd love to be a crime reporter on a local newpaper, I'd doorstep wrongdoers and scream "What's your house worth?" as soon as they show their faces, "You have the right to remain silent, but it may harm your resale value if you don't give me an answer, and I'll just use any old figure from Zoopla!"

2 comments:

pen seive said...

As the Evening Standard is part of the Mail group, I assume this is where the apprentice journos go to learn their house pricing craft.

Mark Wadsworth said...

PS, it did seem to have some links with the Mail in the past, it shared stories etc, but nine years ago the ES was sold to the KGB.

Correction, sold to a former KGB agent and his son.