10 May 2006
Once a Jolly Hangman
Some farmers supplement their income by offering bead and Breakfast, farmer David Lucas, of Mildenhall, Suffolk, on the other hand has a far more gruesome sideline selling execution equipment to countries including Zimbabwe.
His products range from single gallows costing £12,000 each, to mobile "Multi-hanging Execution Systems" mounted on lorry trailers which have a £100,000 price tag. The latter, apparently, can hang up to 6 people at a time and are thus a boon for the tyrant who wants to combine terror with cost effectiveness.
As far as he is concerned he sees no problem with his trade (business is business) and he considers a forthcoming EC trade regulation which will ban his trade to be appalling.
David Lucas may be small fry but he shows the same level of amorality and self righteousness as other larger arms dealers. I doubt many will be shedding tears when this line of business dries up. Others I am sure will just view him for the sick bastard he is.
Click here to access the BBC report