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To think that Aysha is another part of a police cover up?

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Mellowdramatically Tue 02-Sep-14 08:15:55

Why is one little boy taking up so much police time and money? And why is he being talked about so much and taking up so much news coverage? Yes it's extremely sad, but every day there are thousands of sad cases around the world that we aren't that interested in.

Lots of people can't understand why the police are going in so heavy handed.

Does anyone else think it might be to stop us talking about this?

gymboywalton Tue 02-Sep-14 08:16:20


Bowlersarm Tue 02-Sep-14 08:16:58


Hoppinggreen Tue 02-Sep-14 08:17:32

Me neither

londonrach Tue 02-Sep-14 08:19:58


Floralnomad Tue 02-Sep-14 08:20:40


Bluestocking Tue 02-Sep-14 08:21:12

Of course not.

Mrsjayy Tue 02-Sep-14 08:21:48

No not at all

allisgood1 Tue 02-Sep-14 08:22:33


But I also think there are things we don't know/aren't being told too.

Pagwatch Tue 02-Sep-14 08:22:49


BirdhouseInYourSoul Tue 02-Sep-14 08:23:40


I think people are talking about it so much because it appears to have been a huge OTT reaction from the police and it looks like they deliberately stirred everyone up into a panic over his safety.

LIZS Tue 02-Sep-14 08:23:56

confused really ? No

Icimoi Tue 02-Sep-14 08:24:10


Mellowdramatically Tue 02-Sep-14 08:24:55

But why is so much effort going into one child?

Do you not think the police are capable of cynically manipulating the press?

cupofsneeze Tue 02-Sep-14 08:25:04

I think the police acted appropriately on the information they were given from the hospital.

Its the hospital that has some massive questions to answer.

The only thing i personally think the police should have done is establish Ashya was safe and then dropped all investigations once they were told what the family were doing instead of digging their heels in to save face publicly and putting the King family through hell.

Mellowdramatically Tue 02-Sep-14 08:26:02

Have any of you read the Rotherham report?

firesidechat Tue 02-Sep-14 08:26:33

What a ridiculous notion op.

I'm heartily fed up with the reporting of the Aysha King case because we can't possibly know who is being unreasonable here - the parents or the authorities - and it just goes on and on with no real news as such. The only reason it's all over the news is because of 24 hour news reporting and because it's a human interest story.

firesidechat Tue 02-Sep-14 08:28:06

The Rotherham report is everywhere too. There is room for both when news is on a constant loop all day, every day.

Bowlersarm Tue 02-Sep-14 08:29:21

People are talking about it so much because it's an evolving story and ongoing. Its like watching a 'live' situation, with no one able to predict what'll happen next.

I imagine that most parents will have a huge amount of sympathy with parents who are dealing with their young child who has a brain tumour, and the anguish they face, with the complications of all that has been happening.

Mellowdramatically Tue 02-Sep-14 08:30:09

I repeat - has anyone read the Rotherham report? You really should do.

PausingFlatly Tue 02-Sep-14 08:30:47

It's actually making the Rotherham officers look worse, not covering up.

Here's a force pulling out the stops for the safety of one child (as it believed), while in Rotherham they went the other way.

RJnomore Tue 02-Sep-14 08:31:03

I don't think anyone has acted appropriately here and now Bbc is reporting cps are considering dropping the charges.

I wouldn't make the link to Rotherham but it think it's quite a lesson in what our state thinks its powers are.

firesidechat Tue 02-Sep-14 08:31:26

Also people keep saying it's a massive overreaction by the hospital and police, but what if the battery had run out and the little boy became very ill or worse? Everyone would now be saying that they should have done something and that for the hospital should be called to account. They can't win.

blanchedalmonds Tue 02-Sep-14 08:32:12

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Icimoi Tue 02-Sep-14 08:33:01

I've read it, Mellow. Because I'm actually capable of reading about and around more than one item of news at a time.

Also I noticed that they managed to report on Rotherham in really quite a lot of depth in Panorama last night and didn't feel it necessary to junk it for the Ashya story.

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