Talk:Spaghetti House siege

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Editorial brackets[edit]

'If you want to buy dope North of the river [Thames], you have to deal with the IRA.' This means the punter actually said 'If you want to buy dope North of the river, you have to deal with the IRA.' However he was referring to the river Thames which may not be immediately apparent to someone with no knowledge of London, hence, in a well established convention, the word 'Thames' is interpolated, but set off with square brackets to show that it is editorial. Similarly irrelevant chunks of a long quote are often removed and replaced by [... ...]Rich Farmbrough 09:21, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Shooting[edit]

There is a possibility that one of the gunmen may have shot another. Need to dig more. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 20:43, 11 April 2014 (UTC).

Unharmed?[edit]

"The demoralised robbers and their captives emerged unharmed", but from http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/3/newsid_4286000/4286414.stm we learn " Davies, a 28-year-old Nigerian student, is being questioned at St George's Hospital. Police had found him lying in the cellar with a gunshot wound and a .22 pistol beside him." 109.148.210.43 (talk) 19:22, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Politics of siege[edit]

The Tupman quote cannot be seen as being too reliable as he claims that the three people engaged in the robbery were Afro-Caribbean, which is untrue. Leutha (talk) 18:23, 25 July 2017 (UTC)