I only noticed recently how poor the local media is in covering Burntwood events. There are several significant events in the last couple of months that have gone almost completely unreported. Rumours have circulated around the net regarding some of them but there are others that never make any of the mainstream news even the free local papers and the Express and Star. Here’s a few I’m aware of:
1) July 1st. Cannabis factory raided on Chase Road. Large number of plants taken away.
2) July 3rd/4th? Assault on teenager at Chasewater. Media did cover but only to confirm that an “assault” took place in response to rumours linking it to the shooting/murder on the 5th July. According to rumour it was no simple “assault”. The teenager was beaten and tortured.
3) July 5th? Armed police raid a house in Springhill Road.
How much more goes on that we never hear about? Given the short span of these events it is no wonder rumours circulated making links which may or may not exist. It just seems that if these events occurred anywhere else they’d have been reported by the media. Has anyone got any links to them being covered?
Burntwood can’t be that sleepy that it completely slips under the radar!?
Update: Found some coverage (and here) on the teenager. Seems like after a month had passed, a little news managed to filter out on that one. Reports say a possible link to an unpaid debt whereas the rumours have it as stolen drugs money.