Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Towns and villages gather in tribute to Derrick Bird's victims



A week after his guns finally fell silent, thousands stopped to remember the victims of Derrick Bird.

His murderous rampage across west Cumbria killed 12 and wounded 11. Today the towns and villages which suffered Britain's worst massacre for 14 years paid silent tribute to their dead.

Many gathered at war memorials in places previously unknown to the wider public. Frizington, Whitehaven, Seascale and Egremont came to a halt at 11.45am, their residents having never wished for such infamy or attention. “It still doesn't feel real,” one Whitehaven resident told the BBC.



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