Usk, Monmouthshire - In scenes reminiscent of Fawlty Towers, when the short-fused hotelier Basil Fawlty thrashed a British Leyland Allegro with a bush, PC Basil Fawlty chased an old and senile Major Gowen, a World War Veteran Officer for 17 minutes and then thrashed his £60,000 Range Rover with a baton 15 times until its side window smashed.
The senile Major Gowen, who has a heart condition and recently recovered from a stroke, has said, "PC Basil Fawlty should be awarded a Gallant Services Medal and needs to be in the Armed Forces. The Taliban would be shaking in their boots, if they knew he was being sent to Afghanistan!"
"That courageous PC Flying Squad Officer who jumped onto my car bonnet and kick my main windscreen in, needs to join the Parachute Regiment, his assets are being wasted."
Repling to these comments from Major Gowen, PC Basil Fawlty in a prepared statement said;
"I needed to teach the £60,000 Range Rover a lesson. The £60,000 Range Rover was rather naughty as it drove off and didn't break the speed limit. That £60,000 Range Rover needed a good thrashing and I gave it one, 15 times. Fifteen of the best from my Police Truncheon. In fact my Police Truncheon has been damaged, so I am going to claim damages against the £60,000 Range Rover's owner!"
PC Basil Fawlty can't afford a £60,000 Range Rover, but he likes giving them a thrashing. The video clip of the car chase and PC Basil Fawlty's thrashing of the £60,000 Range Rover, is now being shown widely as part of a Police Recruitment film, under the slogan;
Give a bully a uniform and power, then come and thrash £60,000 Range Rover's for a living.