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.