Sunday, 18 November 2012

Horsing around.

Well now that we have our first set of police commissioners in place. I expect they will want to have a look at some of the more infamous activities taking place on their respective patches. 
Take for instance the rather strange case, of Francis Kelly who was charged with causing a breach of the peace in Glasgow. Authorities say the 41-year-old broke the law when he offered a bit of a pastry to a police horse. But friends of Mr Kelly claimed that he had done nothing wrong. He just offered it a bit of sausage roll because he thought the animal “looked hungry”. Understandably critics said the case was a waste of money and questioned why it was being brought before the courts. Prosecutors will allege that on September 28 Mr Kelly behaved in a “threatening or abusive manner” by attempting to offer a bit of sausage roll to the horse. This is one horse story that will run and run!

The above case actually runs a close second to the Oxford University student who light-heartedly asked  a mounted police officer if he realised his horse was “gay”. This was during a night out with friends after his final exams. Sam Brown, 21, was arrested for making "homophobic remarks." Then after he refused to pay an £80 spot fine. He was arrested and spent a night in a police cell before charges were dropped. The Police continued to defended their decision to pursue the case, up until it ran out of any credibility.


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