Monday, August 14, 2006

It's Nearly 2 Years.

In a week or so, it'll be the second anniversary of the murder of Tom Brown. As of writing, no one has been charged with his murder.

I'd known Tom since he first came into the bar I used to run, the Summer before he started University, over 10 years ago. Others have written more eloquent texts about Tom, and many, many others have been outraged that such a peaceable man would be murdered in cold blood within yards of his home - but these are my thoughts.

Tom was, without doubt, one of the most intelligent people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. It angers me intensely that as placid a man as Tom would be stabbed repeatedly and left to die alone on a pavement.

His lack of defensive wounds was not a surprise, as he used to walk with his hands in his pockets, and he would've tried to talk someone out of attacking him without raising his own hands. The fact that his mobile hadn't been stolen was a surprise however, as it makes the attack even more motiveless, even more random.

Despite the murder report being broadcast all over the BBC (where he worked) and the national newspapers on the day it happened - and on that month's "Crimewatch" - we are still waiting to find out who killed Tom, and why.

There are plans to keep Tom's birthday as a memorial day for him. We went out last year and celebrated it for him, and we shall be doing the same again this year. I'll post the exact details when I have them.


Blogger HI-D said...

I'm sorry about your friend!


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