With all of the bad news about bankers of late, here is one banker who will be greatly missed. Frank McGarahan, a senior executive with Barclay’s, saw a group of youths beating a homeless man. Instead of walking by, McGarahan intervened and paid with his life. He was in East Anglia for the baptism of his niece Thea.
At about 3am on a Sunday, McGarahan saw up to 12 young men attacking a homeless man. Amateur boxers Ben and Tom Cowles are named as most responsible in the attack. Ben Cowles, 21, allegedly hit Frank in the back of the head and then Tom, 22, took over by putting him in a headlock and punching him in the head. After further beating, Frank collapsed and the father of two never recover.
Instead of holding the baptism of baby Thea, the family planned the funeral of Frank instead.
The brothers insisted that they were provoked because they were called “cowards.” The English have notoriously light criminal sentencing and Daniel Moy, 21, who admitted to beating the homeless man was given just a fine of £50 and ordered to do 100 hours of public service. That seems unbelievably light for an assault as part of a mob.
The loss of this brave and honorable man is cause of mourning on both sides of the ocean.
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