Article in the Rochdale Observer
Hope they throw away the key... Am really and truly horrified reading this - I only spoke to Billy briefly on the phone the week before it happened, but he sounded like a really nice guy. Hope he makes a full recovery now he's out of his coma.
As for the thug who did this, well. The worst thing about stuff like this is that it starts you thinking that Hitler may have had a point about sterilising certain members of the population to stop them from breeding. We just don't need people like that, there is no excuse.
Incidentally, does anyone know who the band was who was meant to be playing there on the night but didn't turn up? The article says it was Saturday 18 April. Think whoever it was made the right choice on the night!