Thursday, March 27, 2008


There was a minor difficulty in the village yesterday when Harold ran over Mrs. Prendergast. To be fair, he runs her over two or three times a week but she rarely notices, having died several years ago. The problem occurred because of the reaction of a pedestrian, Craig Atwood, who called the police to report a hit-and-run, giving them the make, model and registration number of Harold’s van. When the police arrived at the scene, Mr. Atwood was forced to tell them that the victim had not only walked off down the high street but appeared not to have noticed the impact. None of the other pedestrians had witnessed anything and Mr. Atwood became agitated when WPC Brown suggested he ‘sit down with a nice cup of tea.’ Harold received a formal apology from the Chief Inspector and sent his late Uncle Frederick to give the clanking chain treatment to Mr. Atwood.

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