The answer to the riddle of why De Beers was targeted in an audacious raid by thieves has been met with incredulity by the Police. They had assumed they were after a super-cool gang.
The truth is that some lads got a bit lost in London, after having had a few, and were looking for another drink. In the blurred state they were in the sign De Beers was thought to be an indication that Beer was available on the premises.
Annoyed at not finding any of the liquid ale on sale at the establishment, one of the tipsy crew spotted a large hammer and thought the entrance to the Beer Parlour must be accessible somehow.
So, as an obvious step to gain entry the fellow with the hammer decided to smash his way in. The anger of the party was evident when they discovered there was no Beer, despite the sign clearly indicating Beer was available.
Seeing some shiny objects, one of the party realised his girl friend would love to have a memento of the day the lads had a day out in London. So another hammer blow and West Ham scored!
This dramatic development had a shocked world sceptical as to the motives of the young men. The odds against the Hammers scoring were known to be enourmous. One bookie had them at 100 - 1 against scoring during the season.
Nonetheless a hammer blow resulted in some shiny objects finding their way around a super girl's neck.
When the Police were advised of the true nature of the robbery they realised the clear truth.
'West Ham scoring' said one 'I knew Bob Green would throw the ball into his own net.'