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Two deaths across 24 hour period. Both teenage girls

8 replies

emlouwat · 01/08/2021 19:46

Just that really

19 year old girl stabbed to death in bham.

15 year old girl stabbed to death on holiday in north Wales.

Both perpetrators apparently known to the girls.


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LumpySpacedPrincess · 01/08/2021 20:12

Bloody hell, poor girls Sad


Chickenyhead · 01/08/2021 20:14



GrandmaMazur · 02/08/2021 16:09

RIP Flowers


TheWeeDonkey · 02/08/2021 20:12

I saw both of these storys yesterday. So bloody sad. Its no age. The girl in Birmingham was from Eritrea, having worked with a woman who was a refugee from there it just really broke my heart that this girl fled such a scary regime only to meet such a terrible fate it what should have been a safe place.



KittenKong · 04/08/2021 08:29

Also the 5 year old (his parents and sibling being questioned???). All absolutely dreadful. The girl or Wales - I assume it is the brother. Oh god.


GNCQ · 04/08/2021 16:48

RIP to them, and to the other 4 females likely to have been killed by a man known to them by now ...


EmbarrassingAdmissions · 05/08/2021 20:52


RIP to them, and to the other 4 females likely to have been killed by a man known to them by now ...


I was at a talk by Joe Keohane about his book, The Power of Strangers (probably similar to any of the talks/interview currently on YouTube) and one of his arguments for women who are apprehensive of talking to strangers was that most women are killed by people they already know so have at it when talking to strangers.

I didn't find that comforting. I also couldn't believe that he hadn't taken into account:
– what counts as known (look at date rape - and the way it counts as someone you 'know' if you met them an hour previously or just remotely);
– the fact that women are already risk-managing and perhaps wariness of strangers is protective for us.

He was also inappropriately blithe about what actual harm harassment was beyond being a light irritation (I'm paraphrasing and my annoyance may make me a little unfair here).

I'm horrified by the deaths of these young women. (And, as for the little boy, I wish that I had a faith so that I could wish that he is now in a place where he knows nothing but all encompassing love.)

boogiewithasuitcase · 06/08/2021 09:00

I have just been reading about the three year old who died after being attacked by either her mum or her mum's boyfriend while at home in Solihull. Just terrible. RIP to all mentioned on this thread. Daffodil

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