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  1. Simon Murphy 24 Nov 2008, 1:16pm

    Horrible story. I hope the fact that the police allow vicious homophobes to incite the murder of gay men (Bounty Killer) doesn’t prevent any gay person approaching them with information. Even though the police don’t take homophobia seriously they still must try to solve this.

  2. Ryan Haynes 24 Nov 2008, 5:34pm

    As a local Woolwich SE18 resident I must say that while all evidence currently points towards a homophobic attack we must certainly be aware that Woolwich is no safe neighbourhood.

    In fact the area around Woolwich Train Station is not well lit and could easily encourage criminals to follow and watch people who could be in danger.

    In Woolwich sirens sound constantly from the moment it goes dark. The reason I say this is that homophobia must be challenged head on, but we also have to be realistic. It is very likely that this is just another attack in an unsafe area!

  3. Why can’t these publishers state a specific date and time at the top of the article instead of sporting irrelevant bollocks?
    Maybe people might actually remember, instead of “last Wednesday”

  4. South East London + young “batty boy” killed + Bounty Killer permitted to be worshipped by his adoring followers just the other side of the river. Yes, it is possible this is “just” another murder, but if the police believe it may well be a homophobic murder, then we have yet more evidence that ALL OF US need to jump on ALL inciters of homophobia without question.

    It is outrageous that a cult-leader with a name like “Bounty Killer” was permitted into the UK and, worse still, that he was permitted to bring his followers together in one place, although he agreed to not actually sing those songs of his which are specifically homophobic.

  5. Simon Murphy 25 Nov 2008, 12:08pm

    I don’t really trust the police to take homophobic crimes seriously thanks to their astonishing decision to let a facist like Bounty Killer perform with some silly restrictions Placed on him (although racist groups are NEVER allowed perform). I would encourage people to contact the police to express their horror at the police’s attitude to blatant homophobia. Contact them at

  6. Thanks for the address again, Simon. I wrote to them last week and quite soon after they replied saying that agreements had been reached etc. However, as you rightly say, they ought to ban this spreader-of-hatred from entering the country.

  7. Youth in court on murder charge

    A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a 28-year-old man in south-east London.

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