Rotten to the core and with the maggots to prove it. From
the moment Gripper arrived in H1 he was trouble - bullying
and blackmail were a speciality, and if that didn't work
there was always violence to ensure the compliance of
victims. By the third year Gripper was feared by everyone
in the school, and now had an accomplice in Denny Rees.
And if stealing dinner money wasn't enough there was always
the sports trophies.
Little was known about Gripper's home life, but he was not very
intelligent and in special needs classes for some subjects.
Ironically he was a computer games whizz, Space Invaders in
particular. When cornered en masse Gripper was amazingly submissive.
As time went on Gripper just got worse; but his move into hardcore
racism would be his downfall. Yet Gripper survived expulsion
and would soon exact revenge on the school.
GRIPPER'S SCHOOL REPORT
Series 4: Gripper is first seen lifting a book
from the local newsagent's. Pogo runs a homework enterprise
but refuses to do Gripper's, resulting in a fight which
trashes the common room. Stebson is suspended.
Series 5: Gripper and Denny find a perfect victim in Roland.
In a desperate bid to escape his torment Roland has
a road accident. Gripper steals maths books from the
nearby girls' school and sends henchmen in to lift the
sports trophies. Annette and Belinda disturb them.
Series 6: Gripper
moves into hardcore racism; forcing whites to "swear
allegiance to the British people" and he incites
a race riot. When Claire speaks out Stebson attacks
her with a dirty mop. Black and Asian pupils gang up
to meat out their revenge, but Baxter steps in and Stebson
Series 7: Gripper is now working as a butcher's boy and
Jimmy steals his bike during the sponsored walk.
Series 8: Although not seen in this series; Gripper and
Denny are exposed as the school thieves.
HOBBIES: Legitimate ones
includes Space Invaders and supporting Chelsea. But most of
his time was spent raking in the cash.