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Geoffrey Bacon Did Not Die For £40 – News Round-Up

GEOFFREY Bacon RIP. The Sun, Telegraph, Mirror and Mail lead with news of the death of Geoffrey Bacon, the 90-year-old former driver for Montgomery and Eisenhower killed by a mugger in Camberwell, south London.

All three papers lead with the man’s death and news that he was mugged for £40.

The money is a pathetic sum. It’s served to readers as a comment on what Bacon’s life was worth to his killer who jumped him from behind, threw him to the floor and punched him in the face. Bacon was in his own home. A robber had followed him to his flat and waited until Bacon opened his front door to strike. Mr Bacon was attacked on April 26, 2010. He died on August 5.

The papers wrestle with the facts:

He died earlier this month – 11 weeks after the robbery – having never fully recovered. – Telegraph

He died 15 weeks later in hospitalSun

But surely if Mr Bacon had had £10,000 in his pocket and a flat full of gold coins the assault would still be appalling.

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Posted: 19th, August 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)