Police are continuing several lines of action in order to attain the freedom of the Greenodd residents held hostage in Mogadishu, Somalia by rampant east African pirates.
A press conference was held yesterday in which authorities released a short statement from a person purporting to be a Somalian gang leader.
Superintendent Harry "Snapper" Organs took up the announcement: "Gentlemen, and ladies, I will read you a brief statement......one bottle of milk, a square of fetta cheese, couple of kippers...no, hang on that's my shopping list. Sorry about that".
After a short pause Superintendent Organs continued: "The hostages are in good health and their continued prosperity is dependent on you handing over the money we demanded in our initial communication."
Metropolitan Police are seeking help from anybody who might possess superhuman powers in order to employ them in a breakthrough hostage busting action.
"We are calling for all those Supermen and Superwomen who can get these people out of a tight spot" said Commissioner Chickenlittle.
Meanwhile, former aspiring Winter Olympic medallist Eddy the Eagle has offered his services as a intermediary to try and negotiate a peaceful end to the hostage crisis.
Not surprisingly Police told Eddy to fly away.
More news when it comes to hand.