A talented A-level student was stabbed to death in a ‘mindless and unprovoked’ attack by a drunken youth who had been released from custody only three days earlier.Was it though? Well, no, not really. Let's take a look at Brook's history, shall we?
Mr Macdonald (prosecution) said: ‘This was an unprovoked attack by Brook on an unarmed person. In effect it was an unexplained attack.’
Alcoholic and drug addict from 'a very early age'
Age 12 - in care
Age 13 - received first custodial sentence
Total number of court appearances before murdering Hassan - 44!
No, not so unexplained. He was consistently let off by a weak justice system hidebound by liberal theories and 'one last chance' magistrates, starved of funding and space, and unable to cope with serial offenders who flout court orders because there are no comebacks on them - ever!
The stabbing itself may be unexplained, in the sense that the young man he stabbed to death (a model pupil with a bright future) was doing his best to avoid a confrontation and was murdered for no reason. But who could possibly say, looking at the criminal record of this waste of oxygen, that this was truly 'unexplained' in the full meaning of the word?