Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Carl Bridgewater

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Carl Bridgewater was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was keep

Non-notable murder victim. RickK 06:39, Aug 3, 2004 (UTC)

  • Would disagree. In the UK, this remains arguably the most famous (and infamous) child murder of recent years for reasons three fold: a) its very nature (a gun being used on a minor was previously unheard of); b) the national outcry it prompted; and c) the miscarriage of justice it caused. The Bridgewater Four are placed on a level par with the men wrongly imprisoned for the 1970s pub bombs planted by the IRA. This piece is worthy, not too long and contains reasonable detail. Oystercatcher
  • Keep. Notable by association, as those convicted (wrongly) of his murder are well known as the Bridgewater Four. See, for comparison, the page on rapist Ernesto Miranda, whose case established the Miranda Warning/ -- orthogonal 08:07, 3 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Although the young man himself is non-notable, the associated events are very notable indeed in the UK. Noisy 08:16, 3 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Quite a famous case in British legal history. Darksun 09:49, 3 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. The case is still in the news -- only last week the Hickey cousins lost an appeal against losing 25% of their compensation payments for 18 years' wrongful imprisonment, in order to pay the living expenses they didn't pay because they were in prison. A bizarre piece of legal reasoning. [1] -- Arwel 11:40, 3 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, the circumstances surrounding and events following the murder are notable, and this article serves to link them. - TB 13:16, Aug 3, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. This is a household name in the UK. — Chameleon Main/Talk/Images 10:08, 8 Aug 2004 (UTC)

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