Talk:Stabbing of Abigail Witchalls

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Proposal to rename[edit]

I propose that we rename this article from being about the person to being about the crime - leaving a redirect of course. The new name could be "Stabbing of Abigail Witchalls", "Attack on Abigail Witchalls" or similar (i.e. like articles such as Attack on Reginald Denny, Melissa King assault case and lots of "Murder of <person>" articles). The reason is that the person is (for a global encyclopedia) non-notable (being paralysed, although a tragedy to the individual person/family, is something that happens to thousands of people every year by accident/illness/crime etc). The crime may be WP:notable, but the person isn't (see WP:BLP1E). Note: I'm not intending to remove any information from the article myself (although IMO it could do with a bit of trimming). The main effect of the rename would be to change which categories the article is in - the topic is really more about 2005 than about 1978 and it's more about violence than about Catholicism so categories like Category:2005 in England and Category:Violence against women in England would be more appropriate than the current categories. Note: as it would still contain info about a living person the BLP cats/tags might still be appropriate. DexDor (talk) 18:05, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I've now made the changes as proposed above. DexDor (talk) 19:05, 24 September 2013 (UTC)