"I've been shaking all morning," said Tom McCarthy, 30, who was at the restaurant and saw the crash. "It was just the scariest thing I'd ever seen."
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"I do not believe there has been any leak ahead of the judges' deliberations, but a real betting bandwagon has built up around the book with three-figure bets galore being gambled on it," he said.
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