Anorak | Tia Sharp: a victim of the New Addington ‘ghetto’?

Tia Sharp: a victim of the New Addington ‘ghetto’?

by | 15th, August 2012

TIA Sharp. With Stuart Hazell is custody accused of her murder, the tabloids’ reporting on the case is curtailed by law. So. The Sun does what it always does, cocks and ear to the prison cells and hears that lags want to murder Hazell. He’s to appear in the Old Bailey via videolink today.

The headline thunders:

Inmates vow to kill Tia accused

What inmates. And why are they in prison? The Sun does not say:

Stuart Hazell, 37, is in isolation on a wing with paedo-philes and rapists at high security Belmarsh prison.

Only the peados and the rapists can get at him, then. Does Abu Hamza, the Muslim cleric who urged his followers that the murder of non-Muslims was justified “even if there is no reason”?

A source who visited the Category A prison in South East London yesterday said: “Everyone in the kitchen was talking about him arriving. “Inmates are talking of death threats. You can hear his name being shouted out from cells. He’s being kept in isolation and under 24-hour watch for his own safety.”

Do these inmates also want to kill the paedos and the rapists?

Away from prison, The First Post looks at New Addington, where Stuart Hazell lived with Tia’s Sharp’s grandmother Christine Sharp. The 12-year-old’s body was found in the house’s loft.

It was meant to be a 1930s ‘garden estate’ – today it is as deprived as many inner city communities


New Addington is an impoverished ghetto of 25,000 largely white people.

Robert Chesshyre then warns against “characterising the whole community “.

It gets better:

To be born in an area like New Addington is to be born as far away as possible from any sort of privilege. If David Cameron’s analysis of ‘broken Britain’ has any validity, it applies to communities like this one.

Broken, then:

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