Monday, 9 November 2015

Breathtaking Chutzpah!

A police officer who was driving the car which hit tragic schoolboy Harry Kirkham told an inquest he did not see the teenager before the fatal accident.
PC Lee Monk said the 15-year-old and another boy “came out of nowhere” while he was travelling along Sutton New Road, Erdington.
An inquest previously heard Harry, who suffered a severe head injury and died the following day, had been “free running” when the collision occurred near Erdington police station.
In other words, he’s a candidate for Midlands Darwin Awards (Youth Category) 2015.
…to keep his memory alive, the family has set up a dedicated Facebook site, “Remember Harry-James Kirkham” .
So far £4,650 has been pledged and on it, Mrs Kirkham explains why they have set up a fund-raising appeal.
“It’s awful to lose a child and then have to try and find thousands to pay for a funeral that parents don’t save for or even get help from the government,” she said.
“Not only are we grieving, but also getting into thousands of pounds worth of debt.
“It costs £3,000 alone for a grave, and anything from £1,500 to £2,000 for a headstone, this may explain a little as to reasons I opened the Go Fund Me account.”


Anonymous said...

You mean the Government (tax payers) don't pay to bury your scrote when he gets himself killed, oh the injustice.

PJH said...

"..or even get [funeral cost] help from the government"

She's a lying liar, lying for the article, or she's an ignorant and didn't bother looking it up.

"To get a Funeral Payment you must be responsible for the funeral and:

1) claim in time
2) get certain benefits or tax credits
3) meet the rules on your relationship with the deceased

Well I'm certain #2 must apply. They usually do in the cases of people going to the papers to show their (or their relatives') stupidity.

As for #3:

"Rules on your relationship with the deceased
You must be one of the following:

1) the partner of the deceased when they died
2) a close relative or close friend of the deceased
3) the parent of a baby stillborn after 24 weeks of pregnancy
4) the parent of the deceased child, if they were under 16 (or under 20 and not in full-time education)"

Since the brat was 15, I'm certain #4 applies there.

"“It costs £3,000 alone for a grave, and anything from £1,500 to £2,000 for a headstone, "

Well cremate the bugger then - cremation cost+coffin+service is about the same as the grave, and you save on the headstone.

PJH said...

"...don't pay to bury your scrote..."

It would appear not this time - fortunately, the mother's ignorance is preventing it...

Ed P said...

And headstones cannot be installed for approx one year after burial, to allow for settlement/compaction of the earth. So they have plenty of time to save up for one.

Ed P said...

Black humour, but surely his "free running" turned out to be anything but free.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

"Came out of nowhere"
"Didn't see him before the crash"

Just wondering if these defences would work in a fatal accident case if you were NOT a policeman?

Guessing that's a "no", then.

John M said...

Free running breaks all the rules, except those of the road and the laws of physics when you run out into them.

Ref : Green Cross Man says "SPLINK"

Bill Sticker said...

"Came out of nowhere" So, Quantum free running then.......

Anonymous said...

I was just on 'mee' way to Specsavers and never saw 'im, Sarge.

JuliaM said...

"She's a lying liar, lying for the article, or she's an ignorant and didn't bother looking it up."

I'm not sure the 'or' is necessary!

""Came out of nowhere" So, Quantum free running then...."