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But he wasn’t. There on the front page of the Evening Standard site (and apparently on page seven of hundreds of thousands of newspapers flooding the capital) was the headline:‘“Soham Mob” security fears as website urges violence at murder case court.’

The story, by reporter Danielle Gusmaroli, began:

Police today threw a security cordon around Peterborough Crown Court amid fears that an angry mob might try to attack Soham murder suspect Ian Huntley. The discovery of an inflammatory website encouraging protesters to use ‘bricks, rocks and bottles’ prompted police to draft in 120 officers to guard the court’...

‘M-m-uuuuhh–eeee.’

‘Congratulations, mate. You’re finally famous.’

‘Yeah, as a vigilante, Sam. I’m famous as a fictional vigilante. I’m like the Lone Ranger for idiot chavs.’

‘The Unsecured Loan Ranger.’

‘You’re not helping.’

‘The Purple Loans Ranger.’

‘Fuck off.’

‘Oh come on, you know what Oscar Wilde said about being talked about.’

‘Why am I spending two years in Reading jail when I’ve done nothing wrong?’

‘That’s fucking showbiz, man! No business like it. Good luck!’

© Paul Carr 2008. The book is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and is available from Amazon. Paul's blog with further extracts and other nonsense can be found here.

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