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Notes From the Frontline: A Pinprick Is Nothing Like a Paper Cut

By Matt Delito on at

“GET BACK”, I scream at the top of my lungs, as I’m slowly shuffling backwards, away from the man facing me on the 7th floor landing in the council estate. Behind me is the stairway I just came up. To the right of me is a low black railing and a 70-foot drop. In front of me is a Customer. He seems dazed, confused, and absolutely furious. Something has happened to him, and he sobs, shouts, mumbles, drools, spits, and shouts some more. The words “Elise” and “I’m going to fucking kill him” keep being repeated.

London Murder Map Says... Move To Devon

By Gary Cutlack on at

The Guardian has put together a grim visual map showing the last five years of London's murders, grouped together by borough. You don't hear Kirstie and Phil mentioning this when showing young couples around up-and-coming leafy parts of Camberwell.

Notes From the Frontline: Introducing London Copper Matt Delito

By Matt Delito on at

I slump back against a tree stump at the edge of the park, watching the two youths run off into the distance, only dimly aware of the device I’m holding in my hand. “Hello? Hello!?”. The little machine I’m holding is making sounds, but it only barely registers. Somehow, I hear my watch beep twice, signifying that it’s 3am.