Stourbridge stabbings story smells false

We just arrived in Asia.  Luggage didn’t, however.  KLM swear it will arrive tomorrow.  Luckily we left some clothes behind last year.

UK media when we were leaving, was running the Stourbridge stabbings story on front pages.  The whole thing looks false.  And sounds false.

Rich family takes in homeless man and gives him a job…mmmm.

They fall out and he stabs various family members to death.

The daughter looks like an actress with perfect hair, dress and composure the day after her brother and mother were supposedly murdered.

Pictures of them supporting dogs home charity – looking perfect.  Perfect house.  And so on.

Witness tweeted, quoted in papers, nowhere mentioning he’s a BBC reporter.  Mackey.

Quote given as from ‘neighbours’.  No name or names given.  Did they all chant in unison?

Later – report changed online to say – neighbour did not want to give their name – why and why not?

The tweet from Peter Mackey removed.

I don’t buy it.  If I get any more time to say why I’m not buying, I will try tomorrow.

Facebook accounts of the actors very recent, with thin detail.

The political message is – don’t feed or help homeless people.  The Police are taking away their blankets.  This is now a targeted group.

Birmingham Mail.

The family who were stabbed at their Stourbridge home have been described as ‘Good Samaritans” who had taken in a homeless man in December.

Peter Wilkinson, his wife Tracey and their 13-year-old son Pierce were attacked around 8am at their luxury property in Greyhound Lane.

Tracey, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene and Pierce, a year eight pupil at Redhill School, died hours later in hospital.

The house is sealed off.
The house is sealed off.

Company director Peter, aged 47, was found in the garden with stab wounds to his back and neck and remains in a critical but stable condition.

Detectives continue to question a man in his 20s on suspicion of wounding and murder.

Regulars at the New Inn pub described Mr and Mrs Wilkinson as “very charitable” and said they had taken in a homeless man in December.

Pierce Wilkinson, left and Peter Wilkinson, right.
Pierce Wilkinson, left and Peter Wilkinson, right.

One local, who did not wish to be named, said: “I’ve seen Peter with Pierce in the Greyhound pub near their house playing pool.

“But Peter and Tracey also drank at the New Inn.

“They were well-known and liked by everyone. No-one had a bad word to say about them.

“They were a very charitable couple, they were Good Samaritans and Tracey had a heart of gold.

“It was just in their nature. They were just so kind.”

Video thumbnail, Police make a statement in Stourbridge

Scores of floral tributes have been left outside the detached grand property which is being shielded from public view by a large police tent.

Flowers left in tribute to an 'amazing family'.
Flowers left in tribute to an ‘amazing family’.

One reads: “Rest in Peace Pierce, you will never be forgotten. We had so many good memories and I hope you are safe up there. Fly high.”

Another says: “You will be missed, Redhill will not be the same without you. RIP.”

Peter Wilkinson, who is fighting for his life in hospital after a stabbing at his home which fatally killed his wife and 13-year-old son.
Peter Wilkinson, who is fighting for his life in hospital after a stabbing at his home which fatally killed his wife and 13-year-old son.

Stourbridge MP Margot James, a governor at Redhill School, had paid tribute to the family and it is understood Mr Wilkiinson is a member of the town’s Conservative Association.

She said: “The double murder of Tracey Wilkinson and her 13-year-old son in their own home was the most tragic event that has occurred in Stourbridge since I came to the area over ten years ago.

“My prayers are with Peter Wilkinson who I understand remains in a critical condition in hospital, and his daughter who is a student.

“I can hardly imagine what she must be going through as she confronts the loss of her mother and brother, murdered in the most cold and brutal way, and the serious threat to the life of her father.

“My thoughts are with her and the rest of her family at this truly horrendous time.”

A Land Rover stolen from the family’s home had crashed into a wall in a nearby street.

Police officers suffered minor injuries as they intercepted the vehicle on Norton Road, Stourbridge, at around 8.30am on Thursday.

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