Two police officers who took pictures of the bodies of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman have been jailed for two years and nine months each.
The women's mother, Mina Smallman, said the officers' actions were a 'betrayal of catastrophic proportions' and a 'sacrilegious act'.
The OED defines sacrilege as 'violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred'. I didn't realise these two women were so highly regarded...Meanwhile, elsewhere:
An actress who assaulted the manager of an upmarket fish and chip restaurant and returned two months later to attack the owner has avoided a jail term.
Jonathan Bryan, prosecuting, said Gatacre called Mr Ahmed a dirty Bangladeshi man’ during the incident. He said Gatacre was ‘screaming at the top of her lungs’ as she said: ‘You don’t belong here, this is my country. I can do what I like.’
I thought the courts frowned on this sort of thing? Yet actual, physical, racially aggravated assault gets no real sentence at all, while taking photos of people who are dead gets you near on three years in chokey...