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Murder in Motspur Park in Surrey Feb 9th 2015


Motspur Park is maybe best famous for hosting the Fulham football club training ground and is otherwise part of the london suburbia where denizens leave by train in the morning and return home in crowded rush hour carriages. A murder yesterday Feb 9th has shocked the community.

The basic story seems to go like this. A couple living in a residential road in a terraced house, the husband it is speculated killed the wife. Little more is known other than the man was taken to hospital with alleged head injuries. The road has been filled for two days with police officers,  detectives knocking on doors, numerous journalists. Very little is known about the couple Ray and Linda Mills. They seemed to live a quiet existence and rarely spoke to neighbours but were often seen about. Nothing heralded this event.

Numerous forensic scientists appeared at various times to bring out various bags of stuff that were taken away. Not at all normal for Motspur Park . The body it seems was left in the house overnight for the forensic scientists to complete their examinations, and seems was removed during the afternoon of Feb 10th.

The murder has taken many of the mainstream media such as Evening Standard over 24 hours to reach their attention and other websites too such as

http://www.london24.com/news/crime/woman_found_murdered_in_new_malden_house_1_3950767

An investigation was launched by Homicide and Major Crime Command, led by Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves.

So at the current time, the 65 year old man has been charged with murder.

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Motspur Park Murder . Copyright Chris Bushe

Reflections from Portugal


Portugal is not a country that UK folks travel widely to. Maybe a trip to the Algarve or a cruising stop in Lisbon. After a short trip there I must report that this is a great country to visit and remarkably cheap. Arriving at Lisbon airport one is greeted by a slightly run down airport that is undergoing some sort of renovation but this is not Terminal 5. The facilities are a little jaded. Drving out of the airport one is in an industrial hinterland where some familiar and some unfamiliar names can be seen. But it is when one gets 30 kms outside Lisbon that the scenery becomes  green and old castles can start to be seen. There are mainly toll roads so driving 130 kms from Lisbon to Batalha will cost around 9 euros. The Portuegese in fact have invented the technology that allows a little electronic tag on the car windscreen that means that queueing at toll booths can be a thing of the past. The striking observations are what a hilly and mountainous country Portugal is. Just all up and down. Everywhere. The people are friendly but not all speak English. Some understand a lot but cannot speak much, but most smile a lot. Most things seem cheap. Around £1 buys you a bottle of water in a hotel room that would be double that in UK. Generally everywhere is more relaxed. On arrival at the hotel there is no interrogation about credit card etc, in fact no-one asked. Another quaint difference is that food is often served lukewarm rather than hot. Scrambled eggs and bacon at breakfast were if I were kind warm. I only got to stay in one hotel Villa Batalha hotel in Batalha. An incredibly good hotel, friendly, comfortable and with nice chairs and furniture all around, so no need to sit in a reception area such as is the norm in UK. The most striking observation however is that there are so few people around, now to put this into context this was 130 kms from Lisbon. But few cars, few people, little noise, nice looking sports facilities and so on. A place that is well worth coming, however one night in Batalha would be enough. Finally back at Lisbon airport, the airport lounges are distinctly not UK. A moany sort of woman asked for some healthy food, the stern girl said  “you can have an apple”, and meant it! A woman in Batalha was either dead or sleeping soundly outside presumably her souvenir shop, now that something we do not see in Primark or Costa!

Batalha

Batalha

Woman Sleeping outside a shop. Presumably not dead
Woman Sleeping outside a shop. Presumably not dead

 

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