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The Case is Crumbling

A sand castle competition at the Cornwall Beach Games on Perranporth beach in Cornwall, England, attracted a team of officers from the Devon and Cornwall Police. A Cornwall councillor said she was “surprised and disappointed” in their entry: a body of a female murder victim, made of sand, with a spade sticking out of her back. The scene was surrounded by police tape. “It’s trivializing quite a serious matter,” said councillor Hannah Toms, and “some” would find it “very offensive.” Not everyone disapproved, however: the police team won first place. (RC/Exeter Express and Echo) ...The victim has been identified only as “Sandy”.
Original Publication Date: 05 June 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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