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The grievances and grudges that drove Derrick Bird over the edge

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/04/2010

Cahal Milmo, Mark Hughes and Patrick Hill

"David Bird had no time to react to his brother's final visit. Before dawn on Wednesday, Derrick Bird entered the handsome white-washed house at High Trees Farm, climbed the stairs and entered his twin's bedroom. He then shot him dead at point-blank range.

"Some 48 hours earlier, the two men had had argued about money. It was not a serious argument but it was a part of a jigsaw of events which pushed Derrick Bird over the edge. Outwardly an unobtrusive taxi driver, his problems - from a heavy tax bill to a messy divorce - had slowly fermented into a vengeful, dead-eyed rage.

"Yesterday it became clear that, over three and a half hours, the 52-year-old divorcee's rampage through a 25-mile stretch of towns and villages in Cumbria had escalated from the methodical execution of a group of men he considered to have wronged him to a killing spree of terrifying randomness."

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"The grievances and grudges that drove Derrick Bird over the edge", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-grievances-and-grudges-that-drove-derrick-bird-over-the-edge