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Mourn Porn And Orchestrated Grief At The Gravesend Raped Baby Show

by | 5th, December 2011

IN Gravesend, Kent, a baby has been raped. Well, so they say. The baby was beaten so badly that his heart stopped beating. Well, so they say. An infant is in a terrible way at King’s College Hospital. But the facts are sketchy. All we know for certain is that a man aged 35 and a woman aged 33 were arrested and released on police bail.

How serious is police bail? Well, the Home Office says:

If you’ve been charged with a serious offence, you may be refused release and remanded in custody until trial. If you are found guilty, the time spent in prison before trial will be deducted from your sentence.

The man and the woman are free. Police bails is:

You can’t be kept at a police station for more than 24 hours without being charged, although this can be extended to 36 hours with the authority of a police superintendent, and for up to 96 hours with the authority of a magistrate. The one exception is for arrests under the Terrorism Act, where you can be held without charge for up to 14 days.

If there’s not enough evidence to charge you, you can be released on police bail. You don’t have to pay to be released on police bail, but you’ll have to return to the station for further questioning when asked. If you’re charged and the police think there’s a risk that you may commit another offence, fail to turn up at court, intimidate other witnesses or obstruct the course of justice, they can impose conditional bail. This means your freedom will be restricted in some way. For example, a curfew may be imposed on you if your offence was committed at night.

If you’ve been charged with a serious offence, you may be refused release and remanded in custody until trial. If you are found guilty, the time spent in prison before trial will be deducted from your sentence.

But outside the home of the one-month old baby, a mob has formed. They are holding a candle lit vigil. The grim orchestrated public grief is in full swing. Teddy bears are on the pavement. There’s a minute’s silence. Soon there will be balloons and ribbons. Now there are Chinese lanterns. Maybe Ed Balls can rock up and fight with David Cameron for the role of dignified mourner in chief, as they rowed over Baby P because “as a dad…” they understood.

The mourn porn is contagious.

The Mail reports:

The boy’s injuries are said to include a broken arm, broken collarbone, punctured lungs and severe bruising, as well as having all his ribs fractured. He also reportedly suffered sexual injury and internal wounds, suggesting rape.

The mob has thrown objects at the semi-detached property. The car in the driveway has been damaged. A woman on the scene is quoted:

“We lit candles and were saying prayers but then someone shouted ‘let’s go and find the b******s who did this. They then stormed round to this other house in a nearby street and started throwing things at the house and damaging a car parked in the driveway. The police have been there trying to bring it under control but people are very angry and feelings are running high.”

Superintendent Stuart Kehily adresses everyone:

“Kent Police takes all reports involving injuries to children extremely seriously, and specially trained officers are currently carrying out a number of enquires to establish the circumstances in this case. I can understand the anger incidents like this can cause in the community, but I strongly warn people against jumping to early conclusions and seeking some form of retribution. Once again I would urge people to remain calm and to let my officers carry out their investigation.”

Outside the house a “poem with the title ‘The beautiful baby of Gravesend’ has also been left on the pavement.”

A message declares: Be strong little one.”

Who the message is aimed at is unclear. But the media are taking a keen interest.

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Lit candles, soft toys, and good will messages are left at the scene of a vigil which took place last night in Gravesend, Kent, following the arrest of two people after a child was admitted to hospital last Thursday in a serious condition.



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