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Joanna Yeates: Daily Star Renames Her ‘Joanne Yeates’ In Rush To Nail Pizza Killer

by | 11th, January 2011

JOANNA YEATES: Before the Daily Star’s Typo Of The Year  a question: who sent the police a note written on piece of A5 paper in black ink and delivered to the Bristol Ram pub?

The note contained a scrap of pizza wrapping – not from the missing pizza one Joanna Yeates bought before she was killed. It features a bogus address and telephone number. It is not signed.

How do the press interpret this note?

The Sun leads with news of the hoax pizza box letter.



The Mirror writes:

Sick pranksters sent a hand-written note containing a pizza label to the pub where murdered Joanna Yeates was last seen alive.


The Daily Express leads with the one-name headline – because Joanna is now like Diana and Maddie, a one-word news story:

“Joanna: Mystery of the pizza label posted to a pub”


But it’s top prize to the Daily Star, which forgets the dead woman’s name in its rush to yell:


It adds:

A senior police source said: “It is a truly astonishing development. It could only be interpreted that they were some how trying to taunt people over what they’d done.”


“But it could be a massive mistake. The letter would give us the individual’s handwriting and possible fingerprints.”

Good job everyone’s fingerprints are on file, so too samples of their handwriting…


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