View Full Version : Bad Taste-No, not about food

18th Aug 2010, 13:59
BBC News - Anger as Raoul Moat's ashes scattered near Rothbury (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-11010564)

Do some people have no idea of bad taste! Or is this a direct snub at the local people/police. I thought it ended the way he wanted it, why rub it in for the locals.
Any other examples of bad taste from locals from other ppruner's neck of the woods?

Curious Pax
18th Aug 2010, 14:16
I'm in two minds about this. Scattering the ashes there, which at the time of the manhunt was reported to be his favourite bit of countryside is OK, but leaving an urn there is pretty insensitive. I assume that someone found the urn with his name on it - you would hope that his family weren't so stupid as to go to the press and tell them what they'd done.

However I keep coming back to the thought that the media like nothing more than to whip up complaints about anything and everything, on the flimsiest of excuses. The people he shot weren't (I don't think) from Rothbury, so why shouldn't his ashes be scattered near there. His family still have the right to mourn him as they see fit (within reason, which I think this was) whatever he did.

Given that the photo of the urn appeared in the Sun, I also get a cynical idea that perhaps having heard of his ashes being scattered, the journalist decided that a photo is worth a thousand words and popped it there himself. They do have form for that sort of thing after all!

18th Aug 2010, 14:45
Well the contents of his head were scattered there...

18th Aug 2010, 14:46
'tis a bit like building a mosque at Ground Zero in NYC.

Standard Noise
18th Aug 2010, 15:12
Piss in the urn then tell his family what has happened!:}
See how they like it.

Next thing you know 'Call me Dave' will come back from his hols and tell the people of Rothbury that they need to show tolerance to the criminal fraternity!:rolleyes:

18th Aug 2010, 15:37
None of this will matter at all this time next year.
Moat got what he deserved, and that's that. Finished.

tony draper
18th Aug 2010, 15:56
It has become a place of pilgrimage for the chavs,his ashes should have been kept by the authorities and dumped in a cess pit somewhere.:suspect:

18th Aug 2010, 16:26
Send someone up there with a dustpan and brush, Quick!!

18th Aug 2010, 16:55
Well the good citizens of Rothbury know where to take their dogs for a dump.

18th Aug 2010, 17:04
Well the contents of his head were scattered there...Well, that wouldn't have been a big cleanup.:rolleyes:

18th Aug 2010, 17:54
DOH! You beat me to it Gainsey! :ok:

18th Aug 2010, 19:00
Rothbury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothbury) is an attractive rural town that derives much of its current income from tourism. Its location means that many travellers pass through when visiting nearby Cragside (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cragside) (big house and grounds built by Lord Armstrong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_George_Armstrong,_1st_Baron_Armstrong) - he of Armstrong-Whitworth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth) which became Vickers-Armstrong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers-Armstrongs)).
The increased attention will be a mixed blessing - it will attract some who wouldn't otherwise have visited, bringing welcome additional spending.