Following the dastardly kidnapping of 1500 residents from Greenodd Cumbria last Wednesday by Somali Pirates, British authorities have become flustered and more than a little apprehensive about what the Somali kidnappers will do to their hostages.
The Chief Commissioner for London Police said that a plan of action was first laid down in which the ransom money would not be paid if the pirates let their hostages go. Following the failure of this plan, the Police came up with another hopeful solution in which the ransom would be met and delivered if the Somalians didn't let the Greenodd residents go.
With the inability of this action to succeed, the Police decided on one last ditch plan: the ransom would be paid if the hostages were released.
This, for the Metropolitan Police, was a major turning point. Superintendent Harry "snapper" Organs of Q Division explains: "We have now got these guys right in our sights. They don't know who their dealing with. The troops at the Metro are slicked up a treat and expect to have results any day now. We await their optimistic reply."