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Friar Park Incident
23 December 2010
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Does anyone know how Michael Abram got into Friar Park when he hurt George. I know that George had an elaborate alarm system going and how did he find George in the house since there are 120 rooms. I have never seen any answers to these questions anywhere in print.

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23 December 2010
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Welcome, Inner Light!

 

I'm not sure about how he broke in, but here is some information about the event:

 

"On the night of 30 December 1999 an mentally unstable intruder, Michael
Abram, broke into his home at Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames. He stabbed
Harrison several times, puncturing his lung. George and Olivia fought
off Abram and restrained him until the police arrived. The assailant,
who believed he was on a "mission from God" to kill Harrison, was
acquited of attempted murder on the grounds of insanity."

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8The Beatles Bible: George Harrison Bio

 

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24 December 2010
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I read that it was because the way his house is (or was). He had many bridges and little forest and things like that, so security was poor.

 

Poor George, and Paul and Ringo. After going through John's, this was just horrible. I don't blame George for having after that a low profile life (He had it anyway)

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24 December 2010
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Bet George's glad he married a Mexican... now if only he didn't smoke....

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24 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Bet George's glad he married a Mexican... now if only he didn't smoke....


LOL! apple01
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24 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Bet George's glad he married a Mexican... now if only he didn't smoke....


Actually he got a fax from a friend after the incident saying that. I don't remember who wrote it though.
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24 December 2010
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That's what I was quoting. a-hard-days-night-george-10 

:)

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24 December 2010
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It was Tom Petty

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
24 December 2010
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I've been meaning to write a page on this incident. I've got quite a bit of source material, I just need to put it all together. Give me a few days and I'll see what I can do.

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24 December 2010
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God, Joe you're efficient! The Harrison song, the McCartney songs and this! Thanks So Much!

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25 December 2010
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Thanks Joe. So much has been written about the incident but not on how he was able to get onto the grounds. I'm not sure if Abram talked about that to the authorities. I look forward to hearing what you find out.

I was also interested in knowing if George used the entire house. I know it had 120 rooms but I have never seen a diagram of the house or how it was set up. 

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27 December 2010
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Inner Light said:

I know it had 120 rooms but I have never seen a diagram of the house or how it was set up. 


120 rooms!? I knew he had a big mansion but that's a lot of rooms. How many floors did it have? Or I guess I should be asking where you read about it so I can read it myself.
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27 December 2010
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You can go to wikipedia and type in Friar Park for a short history on castle.

The castle is on 35 acres of land and George payed $336.00 for it in 1969.

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31 December 2010
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$336? That doesn't sound like much for a castle with 120 rooms...

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31 December 2010
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Keep in mind this was 1969 so if you matched it in today's market it would have been off the map.

Also when he purchased the home, it was run down so he put a lot of money and effort into bringing the house back to it's pristine condition.

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31 December 2010
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TIME TRAVEL! 

 

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31 December 2010
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From the article linked below:

Mark Gritten, the chief executive of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, where
Mr. Harrison was taken after the attack, said, ''The quote he gave me
was that the man wasn't a burglar but that 'he certainly wasn't
auditioning for the Traveling Wilburys.'
''

 

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/f.....A96F958260

 

I've read that he was looking at his attacker with feelings of compassion, because the man made it clear there he was not in his right mind, and that he didn't fear dying then, which is quite admirable. Obviously, Friar Park's security system changed after the attack, but I find it strangely comforting and again quite admirable he could make such a wry comment after all he and his family went through that night.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
8 January 2011
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George bought Friar Park for £135,000.

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8 January 2011
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Is that expensive? I mean, I have no idea about real estate in England. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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10 January 2011
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It's less than my rather small house cost in 2009, but that's inflation for you. I don't think you could ever buy a mansion like Friar Park cheaply.

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