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Beckhams Cross That Bridge

by | 20th, October 2006

“BECKHAMS’ minder killed in Iraq blast,” announces the Sun’s front page.

And there is a picture of Merrick McDonald, 42, sat in the front of a car with Posh ‘n’ Becks in the rear.

And instantly we ask: what are Posh ‘n’ Beck doing in Iraq? We understand their desire to construct a truly world brand but Iraq is not yet ready for 00-sized designer jeans and hair gel.

The answer is soon forthcoming. It turns out that at the time of his murder, former Royal Marine Merrick was working as a security escort in Baghdad.

And we learn that he leaves behind two children and a wife.

But this is not just the tale of another callous murder Merrick was killed by a car bomb. A tragic story of a family wrenched

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