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Hawe family murder inquest: Psychotic dad Alan Hawe killed to hide secret shame as details of mental illness revealed

Details of mass killer Alan Hawe’s secret shame look set to remain private after his suicide notes were left unread in a coroner’s court.

He had detailed in a three page, handwritten letter his reasons for taking the lives of his wife and children and his subsequent suicide.

A copy of his letter which referred to information about his “fall from grace” was handed to a jury sitting in his inquest, but the details were not made public.

The jury of six women and one man concluded teacher Clodagh Hawe, 39, and her sons, Liam, 14, Niall, 11 and six-year-old Ryan, had all been unlawfully killed in their home in August 2016.

And they said Hawe, who killed his family using his bare hands, two knives and an axe, took his own life.

The jury foreman delivered the verdict, her voice trembling with emotion.

Following the case, Clodagh’s mother Mary Coll and sister

Read more at: http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/hawe-family-murder-inquest-psychotic-11723554

Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians

I first heard that Manchester’s city centre had a new statue when pictures appeared on my Twitter timeline on Monday morning. The media coverage of the project had passed me by. For those of you who also missed it, Turner prize-nominated artist Phil Collins has moved a Soviet-era statue of Friedrich Engels from Ukraine and permanently installed it in Manchester as part of the Manchester International Festival. On Sunday, the festival closed and the statue was unveiled as part of a live film event called Ceremony.

My first reaction was anger. Why have we put up a piece of Soviet propaganda in the centre of Manchester? I then wondered what the communities in Manchester who have been affected by communism would think.

My wife is third-generation British Ukrainian. Her grandparents were captured by the Germans and worked in forced labour in Germany

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/19/manchester-soviet-statue-engels-ukrainians