Someone has done one of those fancy longread things for Purple Aki

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#1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-6d083913-0bfb-4988-8cd8-d126fa6dcff1


#3

The state of that layout.


#4

“At the time Vaughan was 15, maybe 16”

Which is it? I hate it when journos let the longform thing allow them to believe they’re writing fiction, and slip in all these little “writerly” touches.


#5

Get a load of Johnny Factcheck over here, give it a rest mate


#6

There’s a documentary http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0472z6v/the-man-who-squeezes-muscles-searching-for-purple-aki


#7

that layout is appalling


#8

Can’t be fucked with all that scrolling.

Scrolling sucks. Sort it out internet admins.


#9

Always found it a fascinating story. He’s really famous, especially in the North-West, on a sort of bogeyman level. Hard to know how much of it’s true, but he’s obviously a repeat offender.

Always felt uncomfortable with the openly racist name, mind. Would be better if he was called something else.


#10

#11

Maybe you should read the story, pal.


#12

I stopped reading those stupid fucking Pitchfork articles that did this. The BBC layout is appalling.


#13

I saw him outside Aldi on Market Street in Manchester about a year or so ago.


#14

That article was shit


#15

something about it not being written by theshipment


#16

the writing was proper dodgy m8


#17

Silky? :poop:


#18

Really weird that someone has become a cult legend of sorts due to a penchant for sexual assault


#19

I have never heard of this fella before but he’s obviously some sort of light hearted urban legend in Liverpool which is weird because it’s all a bit sinister. There’s a show on bbc iplayer about him too (probably mentioned in that article although I haven’t read it).