Brit Axe Culture

#1
http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/17262526?source=Evening Standard&ct=5

'Beheading' horror in street
By Richard Edwards and Chris Millar, Evening Standard
14 March 2005

A man was beheaded in a frenzied and prolonged axe attack in a London street today.

The axeman, smartly-dressed and in his thirties, felled his victim with one blow and then struck repeatedly "as if he was chopping wood".

The assault lasted several minutes near the Hampstead Theatre in Belsize Park. The attacker ignored his victim's screams and the pleas of two women passers-by and workmen. He stopped when police arrived. He then put down the axe near the body. He was described as looking "emotionless and cool" throughout.

When asked why he had done it, he told officers: "It's complicated. It's private."

Mothers on the morning school run were among those who saw the killing in Eton Avenue.

Police said the victim was in his sixties and is thought to have lived nearby.

Officers do not think it was a random attack and understand that the men knew each other.

A neighbour said there had been a series of domestic rows at a nearby address.

A scaffolder working nearby saw a man carrying an axe in one hand above his head as he ran towards his victim. The men were seen to exchange a few words.

Seconds later the axeman struck the first of a series of heavy blows which continued when the victim lay slumped on the pavement in a pool of blood.

The workman said: "It was unremitting. The man with the axe ran at his victim and just laid into him.

"He brought it down on his head and floored him. The victim had tried to defend himself with his arms and I heard him shout something. But it was hopeless.

"Within seconds he was on the floor and his head had been split open. There was blood pouring from his head and spilling onto the pavement. It was horrific."

Avelina Rodrigues, 48, said the attacker ignored her pleas to stop as he brought blow after blow down upon his victim, leaving the body badly mutilated.

She said: "I heard the first thuds of the axe as it hit the man's head. I thought it was the sound of a child being hit by a car.

"I ran to the front of the house and could see a man, smartly dressed, tall and thin, with the axe in his hand.

"The axeman saw me but he just ignored me. He hacked his victim's head, cutting it as if it was a block of wood for a fire. His victim was unconscious on the ground, but he kept bringing his axe down on him.

"I begged him to stop and he just looked at me without emotion. There was no anger in his face, he did not seem crazy. He was just coolly finishing off his victim. He wanted to destroy him. ."

Another woman passing in a car stopped and pleaded with the man to stop his attack. He also ignored pleas from builders working nearby. Police arrested a man at the scene and he is being held for questioning at Holborn police station.

Eton Avenue is known as one the most exclusive streets in north London with a host of multi-million-pound properties. Belsize Park is also the home to a host of celebrities, including Jude Law, his estranged wife, Sadie Frost, Gwyneth Paltrow and her rock star husband, Chris Martin.
Better to live in a society where people don't feel the need to carry an axe...



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#3
AubreyGerrard said:
http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/17262526?source=Evening%20Standard&ct=5

'Beheading' horror in street
By Richard Edwards and Chris Millar, Evening Standard
14 March 2005

A man was beheaded in a frenzied and prolonged axe attack in a London street today.

The axeman, smartly-dressed and in his thirties, felled his victim with one blow and then struck repeatedly "as if he was chopping wood".

The assault lasted several minutes near the Hampstead Theatre in Belsize Park. The attacker ignored his victim's screams and the pleas of two women passers-by and workmen. He stopped when police arrived. He then put down the axe near the body. He was described as looking "emotionless and cool" throughout.

When asked why he had done it, he told officers: "It's complicated. It's private."

Mothers on the morning school run were among those who saw the killing in Eton Avenue.

Police said the victim was in his sixties and is thought to have lived nearby.

Officers do not think it was a random attack and understand that the men knew each other.

A neighbour said there had been a series of domestic rows at a nearby address.

A scaffolder working nearby saw a man carrying an axe in one hand above his head as he ran towards his victim. The men were seen to exchange a few words.

Seconds later the axeman struck the first of a series of heavy blows which continued when the victim lay slumped on the pavement in a pool of blood.

The workman said: "It was unremitting. The man with the axe ran at his victim and just laid into him.

"He brought it down on his head and floored him. The victim had tried to defend himself with his arms and I heard him shout something. But it was hopeless.

"Within seconds he was on the floor and his head had been split open. There was blood pouring from his head and spilling onto the pavement. It was horrific."

Avelina Rodrigues, 48, said the attacker ignored her pleas to stop as he brought blow after blow down upon his victim, leaving the body badly mutilated.

She said: "I heard the first thuds of the axe as it hit the man's head. I thought it was the sound of a child being hit by a car.

"I ran to the front of the house and could see a man, smartly dressed, tall and thin, with the axe in his hand.

"The axeman saw me but he just ignored me. He hacked his victim's head, cutting it as if it was a block of wood for a fire. His victim was unconscious on the ground, but he kept bringing his axe down on him.

"I begged him to stop and he just looked at me without emotion. There was no anger in his face, he did not seem crazy. He was just coolly finishing off his victim. He wanted to destroy him. ."

Another woman passing in a car stopped and pleaded with the man to stop his attack. He also ignored pleas from builders working nearby. Police arrested a man at the scene and he is being held for questioning at Holborn police station.

Eton Avenue is known as one the most exclusive streets in north London with a host of multi-million-pound properties. Belsize Park is also the home to a host of celebrities, including Jude Law, his estranged wife, Sadie Frost, Gwyneth Paltrow and her rock star husband, Chris Martin.
Better to live in a society where people don't feel the need to carry an axe...



As opposed to popping out to the mall tooled up like the fcuking Terminator eh Septic?
 
#4
Are the family of the victim going to call for tighter axe controls now?
 
#5
Like a base ball bat - only if carrying a ball

Axe - only if carrying a log 8O

What would all the Chelsea Camel Trophy Land Rover owners do with their roof rack mounted felling axes.

No magazines allowed after multiple paper cut attack by a Cosmo wielding single mum :roll:
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#6
The guy with the axe was the other blokes boss. He'd previously told him that if he didn't pull his socks up, heads would roll and he may be for the chop.

Looks like he didn't listen.

Coat, get my. I'll........
 
#8
There was some suggestion in one of the papers that the axeman had been sexually abused, when younger, by the victim. If that is the case, the state should have done it.
 
#12
Clearly the axe man was cool and calm. but the other guy lost his head!!

Just goes with the saying, can you keep your head while all around are loosing theres??
 
#13
growler said:
There was some suggestion in one of the papers that the axeman had been sexually abused, when younger, by the victim. If that is the case, the state should have done it.
Maybe the old boy told him to get his chopper out...........
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#14
Apparantly as he made his escape he was heard to sing "I'm a LumberJack and I'm OK.."

Before it happened the old fellah was heard to say "Axe Murderer? Yeah, right".
 
#15
THE MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP - "Attack Of The Mad Axeman"


Sneaking round the back streets
Don't stay out to late
cause he's got something he want's to give to you
He calls in his dreams, with his phantom screams
Hide from the shadows in the night
Only day will save you,
Gotta watch the attack of the mad axeman
He can take you anytime he pleases
He wants to make you bleed,
Around town his laughter sounds
Deep into the night, that flash of knife in the
Flickering lights for you
He knows when he's down
But he's got to have more
Cause he thrives on excess celebration!
Time after time, in the wings, you can see him
He's only looking for fun, in his dreams; Ah...
Watch the attack of the mad axeman!
 
#16
Perhaps he wanted to prove he was a CUT above the rest
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#18
Well, he was warned that if his performance indicators failed to improve by the end of this financial year, the axe may fall.
 

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