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Slappy Days

by | 20th, May 2005

‘“VICTIM OF THE SLAPPING CRAZE,” announces the front page of the Express.

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No, it’s nothing to do with Abi Titmus – as Anorak readers know, she has categorically denied all accusations that she is a slapper. (“I have had to embrace being sexy and being a sexual person,” she explained. “But there is a big difference between being that and being a slapper. A big difference.”)

Today’s story concerns a young girl who was given a black eye during a “happy slapping” the craze that’s sweeping the nation, in which teenagers attack strangers and film the “slapping” on their mobile phones.

Becky Smith, the 16-year-old victim in question, obviously had an unpleasant experience and we hope she is feeling better. However, it is another case that interests us.

The paper says that: “Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott narrowly escaped becoming a victim when he was confronted by 10 yobs at a service station.”

“What struck me about it is not only did they come with this kind of uniform but they came with a kind of movie camera to take a film of any such incident,”

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