I picked up a copy of Metro on the way to Brighton yesterday and was intrigued by a report on the funeral of Raoul Moat, who shot three people last month.
Apparently a mother of eight, who sports a swastika and "White Power" tattoos, took three of her sons on a 300-mile coach trip to attend the funeral. When asked why she was there, she replied:
"It was a nice day out for the kids...better than Legoland. I absolutely loved him. I just think he is a hero and I wanted to pay my respects. He kept them coppers on the run all that time. Fair enough people died but they must have deserved it.
If social services have a go at me for it, I'll tell them where to go. As for taking my kids, I'm glad I did and I couldn't care less what other people think."