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Amy Winehouse Named In Camden Town Murder Story

by | 30th, May 2008

sharmaarke.jpgTO Camden Town, North London, where Sharmaarke Hassan, a 17-year-old member of the entrepreneurial, if a little materialistic, Money Squad has been killed.

Lest readers think the murder of a teenaged Somalian immigrant not worthy of investigation, the Times lets us know: “The area’s pubs and clubs are frequented by a group of celebrities that includes Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, Peaches Geldof and Daisy Lowe.”

Summon the celebrity police squad and haul in the usual suspects. Hassan did not die in vain.

The Times does not rest on its laurels but digs even deeper to discover that a blog about gang wars in Camden (unnamed and not linked to from the paper’s website) “attracted a series of comments claiming that Somali gangs were ‘running’ the borough”.

A walk through the bad streets of the Internet finds tags for the North London Somalis, the Camden Boys, African Nations Crew and the Centric Boyz but no sign of any of them on the streets. Like elected councilors, they are never there when you need them most.

A call to the offices of the Centric Boyz invites us to “Press 1 for muggings; Press 2 for stabbings; Press 3 to give us your phone and wallet; Press 4 for recycling.”

It was ever the way with the ruling classes…

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