The suspect, who's appearance within the paper has always been one of mad man, is believed to suffer from mental illness. This image cannot be good for those fighting to restore what little dignity we used to have in the mental health service of this country. There are plenty of none-violent people around who suffer mental illnesses, but this stereotypying must make them all feel pretty crap and unwanted.
On the other hand, the victims families and friends; how must they feel? Their tradgedy is being squeezed by the local press for every last penny they can make on sales. There are some things I can put up with from the corporate media (as long as I can ignore them), but what amounts to a souvenir supplement on a personal tradgedy and a person who needs serious help beggars belief.
This seems only the last in a series of similar attempts to capitalise on "this and that". The press does, to its credit, seem to be getting somewhere with its campaign to lower parking charges in the city. But such an image of altruism must surely go out of the window when such a story is milked by fat cats. The paper itself, while appearing to be independant, is of course another front for NewsQuest.
(Apologies for tardiness in getting this written!)