Monday, July 21, 2008


You'd have to pay good money to see performance art like this in some countries - here it's free and on the front lawn :

An armed police response unit was called to deal with an incident in the city after reports of a knife and gun being brandished. Police were called after a car was driven through a hedge during a disturbance in Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe, Peterborough. A car, which is believed to have been carrying the two men, ploughed through a hedge and collided with the home in Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe. A number of men are thought to have jumped out of the vehicle prior to an altercation breaking out on the home's front lawn.

Three people were inside the property at the time, including a nine-month-old baby, but the occupants were unharmed. Homeowner Simon Hallowell was on a night shift when the incident happened at 1.20am, but today described the shocking scene that met a family member as he looked out of a window. He said: "My relative was woken by a bang and thought it was a burglary. He looked out of the window and saw two people having a stand-off, one holding a knife and the other a rifle-like object". Following the argument, the silver car made off with three or four people inside.

Insp Snow said that it was likely that there would be "extensive damage" to the car due to the collision. One man, who left the scene in the car, is described as black, and was wearing a white T-shirt and grey jogging bottoms. A second man, who fled on foot, is described as black, 6ft 1in and wore black clothing with a hood up.

In the Land of the Free you can still get a more traditional form of disturbance :

"A domestic disturbance turned into a headache for one Sherman man when police say his wife hit him in the face with a frying pan."
That's the way the girls are in Texas ... but back in the land of the community penalty ...

Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the address close to Silver Street railway station at about 2.30pm. Melvyn Bryan, of Peckham, south east London, was taken to hospital for treatment but died of his injuries.

Scallyland :

Ian Aitken, 46, received a fatal stab wound to his neck following an argument with the defendant Jason Moran, 23, in 2007 at the address they shared on Firbeck, Skelmersdale. Police were called to the scene at 11.45pm on Friday, December 7, by Moran reporting a disturbance at his home address.
Is this police oficer taking the mick ?

Senior investigating officer, Det Chief Insp Tim Leeson from Lancashire Constabulary said: "Knife crime causes massive grief and pain to both families and today's sentence demonstrates how seriously it is taken.

I think he must be - either that or he's got a good line in irony :

A Skelmersdale man has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to stabbing his flatmate to death after a disturbance at their home.