Written by Lady Godiva

Monday, 30 August 2010

image for Man arrested at Tall Ships in Hartlepool, England - BUT has a crime been committed?
Just what's needed to quench a thirst.

A fortnight ago, or so, (the news was late in arriving at our office) it was confirmed that a visitor to the Parade of Tall Ships in Hartlepool, England, was arrested.

He is being held in custody until a charge can be laid.

Pages of law books and Hartlepool Bylaws are being perused but, after two weeks, no-one has been able to come across anything like this ever happening before.

The, as yet, un-named man was apparently feeling thirsty. He wandered around the merchantss stalls and tents looking for somewhere to purchase a refreshing drink.

He came across a tent with a huge sign hanging from the canvas reading:

PLEASE COME INSIDE TO BREASTFEED!

He couldn't believe his luck and walked inside, took a seat and waited his turn.

When asked if he was a 'father' of one of the babies, he answered honestly,

"No, I just came in for a drink!"

Security was called and Mr X was taken to the local police station where he remains until a charge can be laid (or indeed 'found').

The police would welcome any assistance in this case.

Has a crime indeed been committed?

Should Mr. X be set free?

At this point in time....no-one has an answer to these questions.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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