The Police have arrested and then released hundreds of Geordie "hard men", including Biffa Bacon's Fatha, in the hunt for Ronald Stoat.
Police looking for Stoat faced an almost impossible task because he looks exactly like hundreds of other Geordies, including the fatha of Viz cartoon star character Biffa Bacon.
Police stations around the region have been releasing crowds of Moat look-alikes this afternoon when Top Coppa Wilf Quayside told his men that they could not all be Raoul Moat. In a brief press release following his release, Bacon told reporters:
"Ah divvent knaa what tha fooking pollis arrested wa fer. Warra dee knaa is ah'm gunna send wor Biffa aroond an' e'll kick tha fookin heeds in. Cheers"