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Benedict Cumberbatch is ok: the Telegraph’s tawdry reporting on the death of Archie Lloyd in a holiday fight

by | 23rd, August 2015

Archie Lloyd

Archie Lloyd, 18, was punched in Malia Crete, where he had been holidaying. His head hit the ground. Having refused help, he managed to get up and take a taxi to his hotel. He died in his hotel room. Archie Lloyd went to sleep and never woke up.

It is horrible story of young life ripped apart in moment of brutal stupidity.

But in the hands of the Press it becomes a story of money and privilege. This is how the Telegraph begins its report:

An 18-year-old Harrow-educated schoolboy has died….

Adding:

He was on holiday in Malia, an infamous party town on the Greek island of Crete, to celebrate leaving the school, where fees are £36,000.

The paper website breaks the report with these links to ‘related’ stories:

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Harrow education? It’s a hindrance not a help, says his drama teacher

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