She said this week: “When you look at the CCTV, that’s a very dangerous corridor, and there was no security anywhere. I find that disgusting.”And…what makes this corridor so ‘dangerous’?
Is it liable to give way at any moment, dropping the unwary into a pool of lava? Do the walls sprout spikes and start to close in? Is it prowled by rabid wolverines?
Well, no. None of those things, of course, because ‘elf n’ safety wouldn't wear any of that, for a start! No, in truth the corridor is perfectly safe.
It’s the people in it that’s the problem:
Carol Sanderson spoke to the Surrey Comet one year on from the night when her youngest child was stabbed to death in a corridor inside the Clarence Street venue. Mrs Sanderson marked the anniversary last Friday with a memorial service in Southall, where the family lives, followed by an anti-knife march through the town.Yeah. That'll help.
On the same day in Kingston, Stephen Greenhalgh, deputy mayor of London for policing and crime, visited Oceana and declared the venue to be “much safer than a year ago” .
But Mrs Sanderson, who has two other children, said: “They’re just following procedure. They have to do that by law.
“They’re a business. And they want to stay open.”Well, how very dare they!
Don’t they realise their right to run a business should take second, nay, even third place to the ‘right’ of a bereaved mother to look to blame the venue where her son was killed, instead of the people who killed him?
Mrs Sanderson has never visited Oceana, but said she would like to go to the venue one day.
She said: “I’ve seen all the police pictures. I know what it looks like, but I haven’t gone back yet. I would probably go back in time. I would like to go there and face them, but everything takes time.”You want to ‘face them’? Why? They didn't stab your son to death (it’s considered poor business practice to kill your customers, unless you are the NHS).