Embarrassment to wonderment

In the late 1980’s a leading national newspaper produced an advertisement shown on both television and cinema screens. The advert focussed on an urban street scene. People were seen walking up a High Street, popping in and out of shops. The camera then pans in to a young man, a skinhead, with the uniform of ‘bovver’, Dr Marten boots, jeans rolled up to show the full extent of the boots’ menace and a green flying jacket. This person meant harm and the next scenes conveyed the extent of his intent. He raced towards an old lady, struggled her to the ground, presumably stole her purse and ran off!

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