Monday, December 11, 2006

"I'm The Bishop of Southwark, That's What I Do"

From the BBC:
Bishop incident was 'not mugging'
Police have said they are not treating an incident involving the Bishop of Southwark as a mugging. The Right Reverend Tom Butler suffered head injuries and lost his mobile phone and briefcase after a drinks reception at the Irish embassy on 5 December.

He reported the matter to police thinking he was robbed near his home in Streatham, south London. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said it was not being treated as a mugging but as a case of missing property.

Paul Sumpter was playing pool in a bar on, ironically, Crucifix Lane, in Bermondsey, when he heard his car alarm sound.

"I rushed out there and I saw an old looking guy with his legs hanging out the back of my car," said the property developer.

"My baby's toys were in the back seat and I could see him chucking them all about the place."

After "dragging" him away, the man initially revealed himself as the Bishop of Woolwich before falling on the pavement and knocking his head which left him unconscious for about five minutes..... (the rest of the story...)


Bill Norris said...

Cheers for the holiday gift giving link. It's been a while since I've looked at the Amazon page, and I see there are used copies available for one American cent.

So, for your readers only, if anyone buys the book for a penny and is not fully satisfied, I'll refund their money, no questions asked.

weasel said...

No problem; I really should buy a copy myself, but I'm waiting for a signed one...