The McGarahan murder - a reflection
Those who perpetrated this violent act are of course to be condemned thoroughly and the police to be encouraged in their ongoing work of bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Mr. McGarahan's murder is symptomatic of a society which has in some cases grown selfish and materialistic in its prosperity. The greatest honour we could pay the courageous Mr. McGarahan is to prevent similar tragedies ever happening again.
To prevent incidents like this re-occurring we need to examine just why a group of adults in a reasonably wealthy society should feel the need to quasi-randomly beat another man to death. This awful event makes plain how strong is the need for a change from a selfish, materialistic, Thatcherite society to one that is more caring, compassionate and peaceful, and where we treat each other as neighbours and not as a competitive threat. We surely need to look at how to change our society itself so that events like this no longer blight the towns and streets of East Anglia.