Richard Mannington Bowes RIP

Much has been made of the deaths of three young Muslim males in the rioting in Birmingham, Haroon Jahan, Shahzad Ali and Abdul Musavir were protecting property, residents say though details of who drove the car aren’t known yet, though suspected (Put it this way if they were white we’d probably have it trumpeted throughout the media). The father of one of the young men has also been on the media praising their actions and calling for calm and not retribution, all very noteworthy and quite honourable and pretty much front page news in the MSM wherever you read it.

Richard Mannington Bowes however it seems has been almost forgotten by the media in their quest to be multicultural and integrational and forget just who exactly was rioting.


A 68-year-old man who was critically injured while he tried to stamp out a fire during riots in west London has died, Scotland Yard says.
Richard Mannington Bowes suffered head injuries in an attack in Ealing on Monday night and was left in a coma.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police have said four other deaths – a man found shot in a car in Croydon and three men hit by a car in Birmingham – may be linked to the recent disorder.

The suspect

No media circus, no mass meetings between the Bishop of wherever and the local community just the sad death of a pensioner beaten to death by rioters who to me appears to have been the wrong colour to get the attention of the media as some sort of martyr.

It of course gets worse


The man beaten and robbed by thugs during the London riots died in hospital late last night as it emerged he had suffered at the hands of yobs for years.
And as detectives today questioned a 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder, it has emerged Mr Mannington Bowes was a civic-minded man of old fashioned values who had been forced to confront yobs on his own doorstep for years.
The reclusive former accountant had long been tormented by thugs who urinated on his front door and threw litter outside his home, according to friends and neighbours.
However, his courage and habit of never walking away from something he considered wrong eventually cost him his life.

Not only a hero, but a man of conscience too. RIP Richard Mannington Bowes, some wont forget you even if you’re the wrong religion and the wrong colour to really get media attention.

14 comments for “Richard Mannington Bowes RIP

  1. Lord T
    August 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Well with a lot of luck and pressure on the government it could be a time for change.

    I certainly hope so. It is about time.

  2. john in cheshire
    August 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Mr Mannington Bowes sounds like a human being. And there are not too many of them about these days. As you say, RIP. And a curse on his killers.

  3. banned
    August 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Despite being at home for most of last week and taking a keen interest in events, only today did I hear mention of the “man found shot in a car in Croydon”, on Monday seemingly. Why might that be?

    • August 14, 2011 at 5:24 am

      Because it appears to have been less shocking that a man killed for attempting to stamp out a fire. In fact, you might say, far more predictable..

  4. August 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Mr Mannington Bowes was an Englishman and a decent person — so not deserving of media attention, unfortunately. May he rest in peace.

    There are no doubt some guidelines in place as to who or what is newsworthy. Someday (when we’re all elderly) it will probably come out into the open. The New York Times had a reporting pecking order a century ago: e.g. one American life was worth 10 British lives.

    The shooting in Croydon, I have read, might not be entirely related to the riots. Also that locals do not appear to be too exercised about it.

  5. August 14, 2011 at 5:25 am

    As for the three killed in Birmingham, Edwin notes some interesting aspects to that.

  6. August 14, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Fair bit made of it in the Aussie press, even the lefty bit, though the last thing I read here he hadn’t yet been identified.

  7. Mintee
    August 14, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I was not aware that the death of the man in Ealing had ‘been forgotten’.

    Could you explain in what way you imagine the news has not covered the killing? Despite not particularly interested in the incident other than as a citizen of the UK, (as I am a rather detached observer with no connections with him or the area, or London generally) I have seen and read about the incident since he was discovered on the ground, I have heard about his sad death in hospital, heard his sister and brother-in-law talking (on Channel 4 News I think), heard from the person that moved him from fire and further danger from attackers the street and that the police have arrested someone for his murder.

    How else would you report the incident?

  8. Uncle Albert
    August 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I’m sure the Guardian’s Kia Abdullah could diagnose why Mr Mannington Bowes has been so effectively sidelined.

    As for the BBC’s pathetic attempts to term these the ‘English Riots’, could we please start to give credit (aka ‘respek’) where credit is due ? The ROBO* is an infinitely more accurate term.

    Quite a catchy title, surprised it’s not used for other things such as music and so forth.

    *Riots Of Black Origin.

    • Mintee
      August 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm

      Again, in what way do you think his sad death has been ‘sidelined’?

      • Uncle Albert
        August 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        There are none so blind as those who will not see.
        Or those who don’t read the original article.

        So here’s just one example for you :

        • Mintee
          August 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

          That is clearly not ‘the original article’. The topic is based on what the BBC and Daily Mail have written. You have linked to a piece from one newspaper written about the stories behind some of the people in the news about the riots.

          This is hardly evidence that anyone has been ‘effectively sidelined’. As for your ‘none so blind as those who will not see’ comment, I presume you are thinking about your own inability to understand.

  9. Fred Forsythe (not the)
    August 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Richard Mannington Bowes RIP

    The guilt for this crime goes back to the 50’s.
    Every politician and social experimenter is culpable.
    Every element of the media that pushed the multi cultural agenda is as much to blame as the creature that actually carried out the murder.
    There must be a time when they (that are still about) are bought to book.
    Not for revenge but for the same reasons claimed for the Nuremberg trials, to stop it ever happening again.

  10. Maaarrghk!
    August 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I shudder to think that it could have been me were I older and living in a different area.

    Mrs M! always tries to stop me when I stand up to the odd low level (thankfully) bit of mis-behaving that goes on in our area. But if I do stop, then they win.

    Personally, I blame the anti-smacking nutters. What we have now are the offspring of the first generation to pass through schools that were not allowed to smack badly behaving pupils. They do not know of any “punishment” that they fear.

    Anyroad up. On a lighter note. I saw a headline the other day asking if the broom was now a symbol of defiance against the rioters and looters. Well, it depends on how hard you hit the buggers with it.

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