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Wave hit cruise ship customers get 25% off next cruise



The wife of tragic James Swinstead who died aboard the Marco Polo cruise ship said she was offered 25 per cent off her next holiday as compensation.

Helen, James’s wife were both having dinner  in the Waldorf Room on the sixth deck of the cruise liner when a freak wave blasted through four windows.

One of the windows hit James, of Eight Ash Green, killing his almost immediately.

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  1. Rebecca Fairweather

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    What an insult!

  2. Julie Teasdale

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    What a bloody insult there so shocking the woman lost her husband for god sake

  3. Sarah Leighton

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    That’s discusting !!

  4. Leanne Fairish

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    That’s like a sick joke

  5. Danielle Carter

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    that discusting thats not going to bring her husband back i think she should sue the crusie ship coumpany and someone needs to be held responable for this tracdic accident xx

  6. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    why is the pic on this story the one about the armed police in darlington??

  7. Breaking News

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Sorry about the Picture on this artical, I dont know why it shows the Darlington incident #10

  8. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    we”ll just blame technology Breaking News lol x

  9. Bev Gibbons

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    cheeky bastards,, out to make money !

  10. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    and if you look every post on here tonight has the same “darlington incident” pic on it lol

  11. Karen Owen

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    its a

  12. Karen Owen

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    its a piss take bloody discusting

  13. Michelle Lenehan Rutherford

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    piss taking bastards

  14. Michelle Boyes

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    that was nice of them NOT. bloody joke.

  15. Clare Aston

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    oh that makes up for it then

  16. Stephen Patterson

    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    That’s like rubbing salt into her wounds. She’ll be paying 50% less anyway next time.

  17. Gordon Williams

    Feb 18, 2014 at 12:01 am

    do thay realy think she will want to go on one again silly idiots thay should be prosecuted for manslaughter going out in the worse storm for 100 years if you read this please don’t except it get good advice and sorry about your lose

  18. Richard Micklewright

    Feb 18, 2014 at 1:00 am

    What a noble gesture

  19. Mark Stott

    Feb 18, 2014 at 1:37 am

    so ‘the wave’ has given them a discount?

  20. Leanne Robinson Graham

    Feb 18, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Well that seems appropriate.. Why not offer a years discount coupon at Starbucks while they’re about it… Fucking shameful.

  21. Shaun Reed

    Feb 18, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Come and re-live the magic. Idiots

  22. Kerry-Marie Gowers

    Feb 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Yeh coz shes gonna wanna go on a cruise again

  23. Tracey Davis

    Feb 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

    What a massive insult :O its easy seeing these companies dont deal with people face to face. Whoever did that needs to pay with there job and this poor woman compensated properly and with respect….

  24. Debbie Simcox

    Feb 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Compassion as died

  25. Mike N Claire Doyle

    Feb 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    The wave gave a 25% discount? Lazy reporting is not like Breaking News!

  26. Caily Yule

    Feb 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Wtf ????? Id sue there twatting heads of f

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis



Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral



Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby



A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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