Anorak News | Derrick Bird: All The Facts On The Cumbria Massacre (Photos)

Derrick Bird: All The Facts On The Cumbria Massacre (Photos)

by | 3rd, June 2010

DERRICK Bird has pushed Stephen Griffiths, the Cannibal Killer who allegedly did not eat his victim’s remains but tossed them into a river, from the front pages. So much for cannibalism. What of Mr Derrick Bird, who killed 13?

The Mail says 13 are dead. The Sun says it’s 12.

The Sun says “cabbie Derrick Bird” is the “SHOTGUN MADMAN”.

The Mirror says Derrick Bird murdered 12 in “COLD BLOOD”.

Such are the facts in the paper trying to keep up with events.

So why did Derrick Bird do it? Why did he murder 13, wound 25 and then top himself?

The Express is factual:


The Star says it was “sex taunts” that “turned quiet cabbie into murderer”. The Star says fellow taxi drivers ribbed Bird for not having a girlfriend. Inside the paper and the Star says Bird killed 13. The Star is full of facts – sometimes two of them on the same story. It covers all the bases.

The Mail says the massacres was triggered by a “SQUABBLE”. It was a “trivial row over staling fares” that caused Derrick Bird to kill 13.

The Sun says Bird was “furious over his mum’s will”.

Having shaken hands with all this cabbies the night before he went “berserk”, Bird declared, factually:

There’s going to be a rampage tomorrow.”

The Independent calls it a “Cumbrian Horror Story”.

And it is.


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Whitehaven taxi driver Don Reed who was shot and injured by Derrick Bird who went on a shooting rampage in Cumbria, killing 12 people.

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