The Sun reports today:

BABY IS KILLER’S 6TH VICTIM

Dear Goddess! I thought. What is going on? Serial killer attacking infants now? I mean, before, it was only tarts and hookers he was offing. But now innocent babies too? This is a worrying development. It means that now even normal people (i.e. not prostitutes) are at risk…

Yes, Ipswich has gone properly tragic.

Of course, what The Sun should have said is: One of the five known victims was about three months pregnant, and therefore that the killer (almost certainly unwittingly) killed the foetus in addition to the mother. Or, in proper Sunspeak:

TRAGIC VICE GIRL WAS PREGNANT

Instead, the unwitting “murder” of a foetus is sensationalised and reported as if it were at least as culpable, and certainly as tragic, as the deliberate, cold-blooded murder of the pregnant woman. In my book, a foetus is worth considerably less than a fully realised adult human being, even if said adult happens to be female. Not so, according to The Sun.

PS The Sun, in a related story, also confirms – alongside the usual vice-girl-leaning-into-car-window shot – HOOKERS PAID TO STAY OFF STREETS. They name the Iceni Project in Ipswich as co-ordinating the payments, although the source of funds remains anonymous. I’m on the case.

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