What do these stories have in common?
A driver accelerated into a group of pedestrians in Liverpool in the early hours of Christmas Eve, inflicting “major trauma” on one. […]
“We can confirm a 19-year-old man from Stoneycroft has been arrested on Aigburth Road this morning on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.”
The authorities have not released the suspect’s name or any description of his appearance at this time, nor given any indication whether they believe the crime could have been terror-related.
And this one:
Ottawa police say officers armed with rifles tackled and arrested an armed man who was accosting people at a local mall Sunday, during the peak of pre-Christmas shopping.
Police safely arrested and disarmed the man, who has not been identified, at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre after the incident at the mall and nearby McDonald’s restaurant around 5 p.m. A firearm was recovered. […]
There he’s alleged to have told a number of people he had a firearm on him and showed it to a number of people while threatening them. […]
All Porter said he saw of the man as he was carried out in shackles was one of his feet, which was bare.
The reporter must have had to work pretty hard to avoid quoting any of the witnesses who even this article shows saw the guy, or at least more than one foot of him.
Billings Bridge is a shopping mall in a very islamized part of Ottawa Canada.
Three people were stabbed and a 36-year-old man arrested after a heated soccer dispute spilled out of the Wentworth arenas Sunday evening in Ancaster.
Hamilton police responded to the Wilson Street East arena around 6 p.m. after reports of a “disturbance” outside involving more than 20 people, said spokesperson Const. Jerome Stewart.
Stewart said police determined an unspecified “issue” during a mens recreational league soccer game resulted in an argument outside the arena that escalated when a man pulled a knife on someone else. Three people were stabbed as other players and bystanders tried to end the conflict. […]
A 36-year-old man faces charges of aggravated assault, three counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
Journalism: An occupation more honoured in the breach than in the observance.
With apologies to Lord Hamlet.