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Piers Morgan interviewed me for his ITV travel programme. I still have a certain notoriety, it seems

By Mark Kitto   January 2010

The woman was rolling on the ground, screaming and smashing the dirt with her fists. A man was trying to calm her. In the middle of the road was a pair of child’s trainers, almost side by side. A policeman was taking photos as passersby looked on.

As I drove by slowly, I pieced together what had happened. There had been a hit-and-run on a long stretch of road where a junction is hidden in trees. There’s a shop on the corner and the victim—a boy—lived there with his aunt during the school week.

Shortly before I came upon the…

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