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1. tag a mailbox in the UK 2. get harpooned in the face

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england...ire/3835537.stm

    Man acquitted of harpoon attack


    An x-ray shows how the harpoon became wedged in the boy's face
    A man accused of firing a harpoon into a teenager's face has been cleared of all charges against him after a jury accepted he acted in self-defence.
    Nathan Kirk was cleared of unlawfully possessing an offensive weapon after earlier being acquitted of one charge of grievous bodily harm with intent.

    The 25-year-old, from Hungerford, Berkshire, was also cleared of grievous bodily harm, on Thursday.

    The harpoon hit Matthew Hawkins in the face, causing him to lose an eye.

    Nathan Kirk said he was acting in self-defence
    Mr Kirk himself had been stabbed close to his heart during the fight in March 2003.

    The jury at Reading Crown Court decided that the gun had been fired by Mr Kirk accidentally during the fight.

    He brought out the scuba gun when a gang, including the 15-year-old, arrived at his girlfriend's flat in Thatcham following an argument over vandalism to a telephone box.

    During the brawl, it was fired and became lodged in the teenager's face.

    'Overjoyed and relieved'

    Hawkins' injury was so serious that he lost an eye and paramedics had to use bolt-cutters to cut off part of the three-pronged harpoon.

    Mr Kirk left the court without commenting to reporters waiting outside, but a statement read by his solicitor Georgina Murray said: "He is overjoyed and relieved that this traumatic case has now come to an end.

    "He now wants to put the past 14 months behind him and get his life back on track.

    "He is eternally grateful to his mother, father, family and friends for their support during the most difficult period of his life so far."

    The court was told how Mr Kirk opened the door of the flat to Hawkins, his half-brother Barry Lovegrove and his sister's boyfriend, Derek Watkins.

    Gang charged

    The trio punched and kicked him and stabbed him close to the heart.

    He retreated inside and brought out the harpoon to frighten the gang, according to Michael Topolski QC, defending.

    Hawkins, Lovegrove and Watkins were also charged in connection with the fight and tried at Reading Crown Court earlier this year.

    Watkins, 37, of Thatcham, was discharged on all counts.

    Hawkins was discharged on two counts but convicted of affray and given a community punishment and rehabilitation order.

    Lovegrove, 28, of Thatcham, was jailed for 18 months for affray.
     
  2. KING BLING

    KING BLING Guest

    Police: Teen shoots, kills father after abduction

    SILVER SPRINGS, Nevada (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether a man sexually abused his three daughters after he shot his estranged wife in the face and kidnapped the teenagers at gunpoint.

    One of the teens fatally shot Walter N. Ball Wednesday night as he slept in his car, about 30 miles east of Carson City, police said. He apparently had been drinking heavily.

    Ball's daughters, ages 13, 16 and 19, led officers to the body, Lyon County Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Page said. He declined to reveal which of them fired the fatal shot.

    "These girls were scared to death. They believed they were going to die," he said, adding that no charges were pending against them.

    The teens' mother, Cindy Ball, called police early Wednesday to say she had been shot and her children kidnapped by Ball, who was out on bail for charges of sexual assault and incest.

    Ball had handcuffed a teenage son and another daughter before forcing the three other daughters at gunpoint to disrobe and leave with him, Page said.

    "This is simply the most evil thing I've ever heard of in my career," he said.

    The 43-year-old Ball had been released on bail last week on felony charges of sexual assault, incest and assault with a deadly weapon.

    He had been served with a temporary protective order June 1, brought against him by one of his daughters, the Nevada Appeal reported. In the order, the teen said her father had held a gun to her head and pulled the trigger after sexually assaulting her. The weapon was apparently empty at the time.

    The teens were taken to a Reno hospital with unspecified injuries Wednesday. Cindy Ball underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition at the hospital.

    The newspaper also reported that before Ball shot his wife and abducted his daughters, he went to the home of family friend Norma Clemensen and beat the sleeping woman.
     
  3. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40305000/jpg/_40305833_harpoon_xray203.jpg'>


    "i got harpooned."

    [img]http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40305000/jpg/_40305833_harpoon_xray203.jpg'>

    [img]http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40305000/jpg/_40305833_harpoon_xray203.jpg'>
     
  4. MANIK DEK

    MANIK DEK Member

    Joined: Aug 14, 2003 Messages: 351 Likes Received: 0
    those x-rays are crazie. i wouldnt want to get shot in the face with a harpoon. i'd rather get a bullet i think
     
  5. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA i never would have thought something like that would happen.

    crazy.
     
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