“He meant nothing untoward!” she shouted.
Kyle was the fifth of Mrs Jamieson’s brood of seven to get into trouble with the police. Like his older brothers, he had caused panic at the football match by brandishing his knife. This sent a ripple through the crowd and before it could be controlled, full scale pandemonium had taken over.
The learnèd judge looked over his half-moon glasses at the disturbance in the gallery and spoke in his soft Scottish lilt.
“The scene described today is evocative of Hillsborough, Mrs Jamieson. Does that mean anything to you?”
The woman sat down, knowing she had failed her children.
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