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Fallen Police heroes should be honoured

PUBLISHED: 15:37 29 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 05 October 2010

HOW strange that Mike Tyrrell (Tower Hamlets Community Housing) seems to think it s better to remind East Enders of their history by memorising a 1911 anarchist cop killer (Peter the Painter) rather than naming the tower blocks in Sidney Street after the

HOW strange that Mike Tyrrell (Tower Hamlets Community Housing) seems to think it's better to remind East Enders of their history by memorising a 1911 anarchist cop killer (Peter the Painter) rather than naming the tower blocks in Sidney Street after the hero police officers who were killed at Houndsditch (Advertiser, September 25).

I feel completely offended by such thinking, especially the fact that Winston Churchill (Home Secretary at the time) almost got killed in the Sidney Street shootout-another reason to honour the three dead policemen rather than the terrorist actions of a few immigrant anarchists. Even better, name one tower block Winston House and the other Churchill House.

Johanna Kaschke

Parkview Estate

Sewardstone Road

Bethnal Green


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