Murder of Sophie Lancaster

In 2007, 19-year-old Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were brutally attacked in what was believed to be a hate-crime. The couple were known to be part of the Goth subculture, often known as “moshers” in the local Lancashire area. A gang of five boys were convicted of the attack, and two were convicted of murder after Sophie failed to wake up from her 13-day-long coma.

Just after 1 AM, the group approached Lancaster and Maltby and started to beat them. After being knocked unconscious, the gang took it in turns to repeatedly stomp and jump on Sophie’s head. The killers bragged to their friends that they had “done summat (something) good” and in several text messages spoke of “two moshers nearly dead up Bacup park  you wanna see them they’re a right mess." The injured couple were assisted by some of the teenagers who called emergency services. When they were taken to hospital, their heads were so swollen from the injuries that police could not establish who was male and who was female.

Sophie was a promising student and had a place in university to study English Language. Her family and surviving boyfriend have set up a fund to help all victims of prejudice, hatred and intolerance. 

anonymous asked:

in videos, i feel like dan tries to act like he doesnt know anything about phil and be like "what color r ur eyes ?" "lolz what a brand new story i love it" but in videos of them from like , anywhere else that isnt being made by them, suddenly dan is the Phil Phun Phacts expert and he wants everyone to know that he is very knowledgable on philip

dan: *asks phil what color his eyes are twice in the same video*

also dan: Philip Michael “Phil” Lester (born 30 January 1987) is a British YouTuber, vlogger and radio personality from Rawtenstall, Lancashire. He is best known for his YouTube channel AmazingPhil. Together with frequent collaborator Dan Howell, Lester presented Sunday night entertainment show Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 from January 2013 until August 2014, and since September 2014 has been a monthly host on the station’s Internet Takeover slot.
Lester was raised in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Along with older brother Martyn,[2] he attended Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School.[3] He later completed a degree in English Language and Linguistics from the University of York and a post graduate in the Department of Theatre, Film and television, going on to obtain a Master of Arts in Video Postproduction with Specialisation in Visual Effects.[4]

Lester has lived with best friend and fellow YouTuber Dan Howell since August 2011,[5] and the pair moved to London together in July 2012.[6] They frequently appear in each other’s videos.