Unfortunately I'm sad to report that we'v had at least two betting shop related deaths reported in the media over the last week or so.
Our hearts go out to the man who is so far un-named that was tragically killed in Camden on Monday evening due to a William Hill sign falling and hitting his head.
The sign which covered the length of the shop front was 30ft in length, and despite help from the local's who witnessed this unfortunate incident, the man died in hospital shortly a few hours after.
For the amount of profit that William Hill are taking in, there is simply no excuse. This is yet another innocent tragedy caused by a company that puts profits before basic care, safety and common sense.
This was the shop sign 30ft long which tragically killed the young man in his 20's
Read more on this story here > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21234216
Meanwhile over in Plymouth, on Friday 25th, a masked gunman has died after being pinned down and restrained by customers during an armed robbery at a Ladbrokes betting shop in Plymouth.
The man who entered the shop wearing a gas mask and wielding a pistol was immediately tackled whilst still wearing the mask and by the time the police had got there he was found not to be breathing and unresponsive. He was declared dead just 20 minutes later at the scene.
Read more here > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21208674
The Ladbrokes betting shop in Plymouth where the masked gunman died after being tackled by customers