Linda Buchanan "is a Busybody" - Shock Claim in Observer
Amazing that a so-called respectable broadsheet could refer to heroine businesswoman Linda Buchanan, 58, thrown onto dangerous railway tracks at Farningham Road Station, two days ago, by a couple of disgusting YOBS, as a.... BUSYBODY.
Mrs Buchanan, who was helped off the track with a hurt wrist, has been hailed as a hero in the press. Shouting at the smokers, she did 'what any good citizen might do'. She is 'a woman unafraid to intervene when something is wrong'. She 'highlights what ordinary people risk by confronting thugs'.
Bollocks. This woman is not a Ben Kinsella (stabbed to death trying to break up a street brawl) or a Philip Lawrence (killed trying to protect the children at St George's school, where he was headmaster, from a gang of bullies), although one newspaper had the tasteless nerve to compare her to both. Mrs Buchanan wasn't being a hero, she was being a busybody.