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Derrick Bird: Burying David Bird And Gawping At The Bereaved

DERRICK Bird: In Cumbria, David Bird has been buried. Derrick Bird’s twin brother has bene laid to rest. And the papers are full of images of the mourners.

Do we stare at the bereaved as they stand by the new graves of Derrick Bird’s victims? We’ve got photos of the funerals. But what can be gained from seeing people mourn? You don’t feel anything, unless you are directly affected. You just look. Don’t you?

The Express captions an emotive image:

Anguish on faces of David Bird’s daughter Tracey, centre, and wife Susan at yesterday’s funeral

Private people thrust into the limelight, their grief on show.

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Posted: 15th, June 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)