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Member L93NEWS Saturday 6th 13:49 Corpus Christi was rocked earlier today as Ian Wells, an undergraduate of the college, was murdered in an apparently motiveless killing. Mr. Wells had recently returned from a party and was apparently preparing to go to bed when he was shot through his door. Forensic and other evidence suggests that the time of death was 13:24. The Master of the College remarked "Ian was always a good student. No-one here can possibly imagine why anyone should wish to kill him." He rejected claims that Corpus Christi's security was lax, but it is felt the death may still leave a stain on the name of the college. Detective Inspector I.J.Wells shall be investigating. Saturday 6th 17:51 In a piece of late news, Richard Fairhurst of Trinity Hall was killed by a small semtex bomb attatched to a friend's door. He was found dead at 16:14 by a porter who had been sent to investigate the smell. This, the second death in under three hours, is likely to produce a wave of paranoia throughout Cambridge. Detective Inspector Wells, who has also been assigned this case, denied there was any known link between the two deaths and reminded the public that the carrying of firearms without a valid license is a criminal offence. There will be a service at 18:00 tomorrow in the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic department in memory of the deceased. Sunday 7th 10:05 Friends and relatives were shocked to learn late last night that Richard Fairhurst's death was a result of a paranoid delusion. His friend, Duncan Forsyth, is apparently suffering from an acute persecution complex. "Essentially, he believes that there's someone out there who wants to kill him." explained Dr. Timothy Miller of the Psychology Department. "He is probably walking the streets of Cambridge right now, with a gun in one pocket, eyeing passers-by nervously." A police spokeswoman, who described Forsyth as "a very sick individual.", emphasised that there was no basis in fact for Forsyth's fantasies. On questioning, she confirmed that the possibility that he was responsible for the death of Ian Wells was under investigation. "Forsyth is still at large. The general public are warned not to approach him as he is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Members of the Cambridge Constublary with appropriate training have been issued firearms although, as always, it is hoped their use will not become necessary." Monday 7th 13:02 A series of violent incidents shocked Cambridge last night and forced the police to widen their inquiries in what looks set to become one of the most puzzling and savage cases Cambridge has seen. The first occurred at 21:30 yesterday evening when Mr M J Hardcastle, of Churchill College, was lucky to escape with his life after a murderous assault in his rooms. Mr. Hardcastle was reading after dinner in St. John's when he was decoyed into opening his door to his assailant, who immediately attempted to shoot him with a large pistol. After a desperate struggle, Mr. Hardcastle succeeded in reaching his own weapon, which was nearby, and shot his antagonist several times in the head. The man died instantly and his body was removed by porters. Mr. Hardcastle's companion, a Miss Stoddart, whose presence of mind in handing him his gun undoubtedly saved his life, was slightly hurt in the fracas. No motive has been established for the crime, but a clearly shaken Mr. Hardcastle told our correspondent that he would henceforth be on his guard. A number of witnesses were on the scene and testified to the ferocity of the attack. Arriving on the scene shortly afterwards, Detective Inspector Wells identified the deceased as Chris Brown of Trinity Hall, a known acquaintance of Forsyth, a killer who is still at large. He praised Mr Hardcastle and Miss Stoddart's bravery and rejected criticism that the investigation of the death of Richard Fairhurst should have been wider. He also asked for Brown's belongings to be collected which, sadly, resulted in the greatest tragedy of the night. Mr. Ivan Easy, a porter at Trinity Hall was instructed to empty Brown's pigeonhole. His attempt caused the explosion of a large vibration-sensitive explosive device. He and four others died in the blast, who shall be named as soon as examination of dental records allow. It also caused massive structural damage to the college. It is not known who was responsible for the device, although police have ruled out either Forsyth or Brown. "This was the work of an expert. I wouldn't be surprised to discover he had worked for ICL's terrorist division." remarked Sergeant C.P.Brown, new to the case. Traces of contact poison were found on Brown's door handle, heightening the mystery. Later that night, in an apparently unrelated incident, Robert Carver of Fitzwilliam College was shot in an 'execution-style' killing outside his room at approximately 00:45. A witness reports "This man wearing a strange scarf walked up to Robert and said '"You're dead"'. Suddenly, there was blood everywhere and I remember starting to scream." Mr Carver was rushed to Addenbrooke's hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police Pathologist Ann Gustard identified the cause of death as a single bullet wound in the neck. Nothing is known of the assassin. It is hoped more information will come to light later today. Monday 8th 16:44 Sergeant Brown was shot dead at 16:18 today by Duncan Forsyth in Free School Lane. His partner, Sergeant Carver, said "The public are warned not to underestimate this man. Forsyth has killed twice and is likely to kill again unless he is stopped." The victims of the Trinity Hall bomb have been identified today as Craig Brown, Caroline Roper, James Needham and Elaine Hill, all of Trinity Hall. "This tragic loss has hit the small college hard. I cannot understand how this could possibly have happened here. Trinity Hall is usually such a friendly college." stated the Senior Tutor. Detective Inspector Wells, investigating, announced that it was now believed that Matthew Finlayson was responsible for the bomb. Finlayson has long been known to the police as a crack explosives expert. Accusations that Finlayson had been lying low posing as an undergraduate for over two years in central Cambridge were unconfirmed but will certainly serve to weaken public confidence in the police yet further. Monday 8th 18:12 In a shocking announcement, a police spokeswoman told reporters that Detective Inspector Wells and Detective Sergeant Carver had been relieved of their duties pending investigation. Informed opinion now questions where the investigation is likely to lead, it having lost two of its highest-ranking officers. Allegations of police brutality and widespread corruption are likely to result in vigilante action, which could cause a downward spiral of violence in Cambridge. Monday 8th 20:39 Further details have now emerged. It appears that Wells and Carver were responsible for the death earlier today of Nicholas Reed, a mathematician from Trinity Hall. He died at approximately 17:30. It appears that, rather than stake out the room of Duncan Forsyth, the cop-killer, they simply smeared his door-knob with contact poison. This highly unusual move has been criticised by many pressure groups and is likely to result in questions in the House of Commons tomorrow. It is expected that the two will have to face charges. The Master of Trinity Hall has announced that there will be a minute's silence at noon on Thursday in the college in memory of the recent dead. Monday 8th 20:48 Dennis Smith, the last surviving porter of Trinity Hall, expired earlier today whilst attempting to handle mail for Duncan Forsyth. The letter read "With love from Jon Knight" and forensic tests confirmed that his fingerprints covered it. Dr Timothy Miller stated that he believed this was likely to strengthen Forsyth's paranoid delusions. It is not known how the college will operate without porters. Tuesday 9th 13:32 In the Old Bailey today, Wells and Carver, the policemen alleged to have killed a Cambridge undergraduate, named an accomplice. He is Jim Cameron of Clare College and has no previous record of convictions. Carver claimed that it was Cameron who procured the poison they used. Cameron is now required to stand trial with the two. The two were remanded into custody. Tuesday 9th 21:03 The wave of anarchy currently sweeping across Cambridge has claimed another victim. James Bullock of Fitzwilliam College, having returned from lectures at 15:20 was opening his mail when a his fellow students were shocked to see him fall to the floor. Attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful. This is believed to have been the work of Jon Knight, the Emmanuel poisoner. Why exactly Knight wished to kill Mr Bullock with noxious gases is not known, but it is clear that he is a serious menace to society. Knight is also suspected of an unsuccessful attempt on the life of Finlayson, who is also still at large. Tuesday 9th 21:43 News is just in of another death in ill-starred Trinity Hall. At approximately 20:50 yesterday it is understood that Duncan Forsyth and some acquaintances who have been helping him evade justice were meeting in Nicholas Reed's room, which has been unoccupied since his death yesterday. A vigilante attempted to force his way into the room. Forsyth's friends attempted to protect the fugitive and one of them sadly died in the process. The man then fled. An eyewitness gave the following description: 'He was tall, over 6ft high, well built, wearing glasses and a baseball cap and carrying a large semi-automatic rifle.' Detective Inspector J.Bullock, the new head of the investigation, stated that the vigilante is believed to be Ian Bache of Trinity and that he will hopefully be brought to justice shortly. Wednesday 10th 01:20 A startled Trinity undergraduate was lucky to escape with his life today when Simon MacGregor, a King's undergraduate, attempted to murder him in his room. MacGregor fled with a flesh-wound to his right hand which, it is understood, was later treated by Dr Marie Lyons at Addenbrookes. Wednesday 10th 19:18 It is understood that Duncan Forsyth has claimed another victim. Mrs Dorothy Stein, a bedder of Trinity College died attempting to enter Ian Bache's room this morning. There were black marks on her hand, suggesting use of contact poison, although this has yet to be confirmed. Wednesday 10th 19:25 At 17:40 in King's, Miss Vicki Rimmel passed away in the pigeon-hole room. It is understood she fainted holding a suspiscious package. Speedy action on the part of the porters was not enough to save her life. It is believed the poison was a curare derivative. Under fire today, Detective Inspector Bullock admitted himself baffled and shocked by the prevalence of poisons in Cambridge. Thursday 11th 13:21 At noon today, Martin Hardcastle of Churchill College attempted to apprehend the felon Jon Knight in the Cavendish Laboratory. Witnesses report that he announced "I, Martin Hardcastle, am making a citizens arrest.". Knight attempted to resist arrest. In the ensuing struggle Knight sustained numerous blows to the head, which resulted in his death. Detective Inspector Bullock praised Mr. Hardcastle's heroism and said "We need more people like him." He also reiterated that vigilantes would not be tolerated in Cambridge. Knight is the first criminal in the recent wave of killings to be brought to justice. Thursday 11th 15:57 Upon the arrival of Police Pathologist Ann Gustard, attendants at the morgue were shocked to discover Knight's body missing. It thought that he might have been merely unconscious and still be at large. In other news, the Senior Bursar of Trinity Hall has launched an appeal for the renovation of the Porter's Lodge. It is understood that the damage has totalled over two million pounds. Friday 12th 14:57 Jon Knight was shot by Martin Hardcastle in New Hall toilets last night. Attempts to save his life were unsuccessful. A service shall be held in Emmanuel chapel at 17:00 today. Sunday 14th 00:56 Cambridge shows signs of returning to normal, Detective Inspector Bullock announced today. He pointed to the absence of violent deaths in the past forty-eight hours. The reason for this sudden out-break of violence is still unknown. All attempts to link the death of Wells to Forsyth have been unsuccessful. Sunday 14th 14:14 Matthew Finlayson was found dead today in Emmanuel pigeon-hole room holding five Valentine's cards, one of which was coated with a black substance that is believed to be poisonous. The public are warned to be on their guard. Monday 15th 13:11 Trinity Hall's tragedy was added to today when Daniel Fish of the college was mis-delivered a letter intended for Duncan Forsyth. He was found in the make-shift pigeon-hole room having suffered a massive intake of Hydrogen Cyanide. Firemen wearing gas-masks were called to the scene to retrieve the body. Bee Wilson, the undergraduate who found the body, is in Addenbrookes undergoing treatment for exposure to the gas. Also, Chetan Radia was shot dead by Jim Cameron in Clare Buttery. No motive is known, although it is hypothesised that Cameron is suffering from a condition similar to Forsyth's. Friday 19th 00:55 STOP PRESS!! Our Cockroft 4 correspondent writes: Five minutes ago, David Taylor was garotted in front of incredulous Computer Scientists in Cockroft 4. A King's undergraduate and keen bridge player, his partner attacked him after he failed to ruff a crucial trick. More news shall be posted as we get it. Sunday 21st 18:40 Forsyth struck again today in the most barbaric attack in Cambridge's history. Early this morning he planted three explosive devices in strategic points in Angel Court, Trinity which exploded at 08:45. The explosion completely destroyed Angel Court and did some damage to the neighbourhood of I staircase Great Court. Cauis escaped unharmed other than for some broken windows in the JCR. The total number of dead is not yet known, although it is expected to be very high. The police are working around the clock until all the dead are accounted for. Four people have been found alive, including Mark Walters, the mathematician. It is feared no others will have proved to be so lucky. Amongst the dead identified so far are Paul Bolchover, Ian Bache and three women who were stock-taking in Heffer's Children's Store. Sergeant M.C.Finlayson, working at the scene, commented "I've never had to deal with something of this size before. It is unheard of." Detective Inspector J.Bullock later denied that the police were now initiating a 'shoot-on-sight' policy with respect to Forsyth, although he added that, should lives be immediately endangered, he would "not hesitate to use whatever means possible to prevent further outrage." The Master of Trinity Hall was unavailable for comment. Monday 22nd 23:14 Nir Leuchter of Robinson College was killed this evening by Jim Cameron in yet another senseless shooting. Distraught friends of the deceased frantically attempted to save him, but sadly he expired before an ambulance could arrive. The killing was described as "casual and brutal" by Detective Inspector Bullock, who called for Cambridge to be calm in the face of the killings. "The last thing we need now is vigilante gangs roaming the streets." Over forty bodies have now been excavated from the remains of Angel Court. Most of these have yet to be identified. Friday 26th 00:34 Detective Sergeant Taylor and P.C. Leuchter were shot dead today in what were described by a spokeswoman as "very professional" killings. Both died in a lift in the New Museums site. It is thought they died at different times, although this has yet to be confirmed. The bodies were found by Clive Jones of Christ's College. When newly promoted Detective Sergeant Finlayson arrived on the scene he asserted that there was "no cause for the public to become alarmed" at the developments. When asked why the police officers had been on the scene, he refused to comment. Friday 26th 01:50 Forsyth, described by the police as "public enemy number one" killed Andrew Martin of Selwyn College yesterday. He was pronounced dead at 12:32. Frances Kaplan, the actress, described Forsyth in an interview given on Radio Four as "symptomatic of the sickness at the root of our moribund society". Saturday 28th 18:49 Jim Cameron, the man who first shot to notoriety after his tragic vigilante action against Forsyth, became his victim yesterday. Witnesses report that he drew his gun and fired at Forsyth, but missed, destroying one of the many computers in the area. Forsyth immediately returned fire and in the ensuing shoot-out killed Cameron. Police Constable Bolchover then attempted to arrest Forsyth, only to be gunned down himself. What the three were doing in Cockroft 4, an area of the New Museums Site, is unclear. When asked to comment, Detective Inspector Bullock stated "Paul was a dedicated and conscientious officer. He will be sorely missed." Wednesday 10th March 6:42 Detective Sergeant Finlayson was killed in his home yesterday in an attack by the increasingly audacious Duncan Forsyth. He is survived by a wife and three children. It is expected that there will be questions in the House today over the breakdown of law and order in Cambridge. Thursday 11th March 16:31 Forsyth's reign of terror was ended today in a massacre reminiscent of Hungerford in Bradwells Court. He and Simon MacGregor opened fire upon each other using semi-automatic machine guns. Forsyth, taking cover in the Argos retail store, randomly shot passers-by. Among the dead numbered five police officers and two students who were attempting to collect for Rag. MacGregor then killed Forsyth in a Kamikaze-style run into the shop, where he sprayed the area with bullets. It is thought that Forsyth's gun must have jammed at an inopportune moment. At Prime Minister's Question Time, Malcolm Thornton, Conservative MP for Crosby, asked Mr. Major if he was planning to announce a state of emergency in the area. Mr. Major replied that a wide range of options were being considered.