News A Fatal Goth Bashing
posted by March 27 at 12:28 PMon
From the Guardian…
A boy aged 15 has been found guilty of murdering 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster, who was kicked to death in a park because she was dressed as a goth. Brendan Harris attacked Lancaster when she begged him and a gang of four other youths to stop beating her boyfriend, 21-year-old Robert Maltby.
Preston crown court heard the assaults were unprovoked and the couple from Bacup, Lancashire were set upon because of their appearance.
Lancaster, a gap-year student, died from serious head injuries two weeks after the attack in Stubbylee Park, Bacup last August. Her injuries were so severe that when paramedics arrived they could not tell whether she was male or female.
Before anyone makes any disparaging comments about goths, please read the whole story. Christ.