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Forensics leaving scene as man held on suspicion of causing baby death

By philtaylorphoto  
Yet more gloomy photojournalism in a from Northern town.

Tags: Photo journalism Murder

Voters: Hermanus, mrswoolybill, dudler and 1 more

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dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1600 England
3 Nov 2019 3:42PM
Clearly being a SOCO is every bit as glamorous as CSI in Vegas.

Which war poet was it that said 'the poetry is in the pity'? But there's little poetry here: just everyday prose.

Prayers are needed, and taxes, and compassion, and action.

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philtaylorphoto 18 332 1
3 Nov 2019 4:32PM
Dudler, that's the right comment to make. All too often people are quick to demand death penalties, and in the case of the last local baby to die on for legal purposes I will say suspicious circumstances, ask that they had 15 minutes with the alleged perpetrator.

A quick peek at my portfolio will show that this is now the 3rd baby death tragedy I have covered in far too short space of time. The agency who sell my work's answer on being told was expletives, followed by not again, another one. Journalists that had covered the previous two had that awful deja vu feeling.

It's been a funny old week, Wednesday I was photographing traffic disruption off a motorway bridge to mock Network Rail, Friday was fireworks for a small local paper, and Saturday, another baby tragedy. Today's stock work was poo on railway tracks, flood warnings and rough sleepers on the streets .

At the time of writing, the man arrested has been released pending enquiries.

Being a SOCO nowadays must be grim. My cameras stowed away, I was chatting to her. They only have battered Nikon D300s. 40 years ago my college tutors were often ex Lancashire Police forensics officers. Standard kit then was 5x4, 120 kit and 35mm with lenses for each.
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1600 England
5 Nov 2019 7:52AM

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