Friday, 31 July 2009

Farmer Arrested For Being Tooled Up

Do you remember the case of Tony Martin, the Norfolk farmer who shot a teenaged intruder dead back in 1999?

Tony was freed from jail in 2003 after serving two thirds of a five-year sentence for the manslaughter of 16 year old Fred Barras.

Mr Martin shot Barras and his fellow burglar 33 year old Brendan Fearon after confronting them when they broke into his home at Emneth Hungate, Norfolk, in August 1999.

Now it is reported that he has been arrested and questioned by police in Cambridgeshire for allegedly possessing an offensive weapon.

Mr Martin, 64, was arrested when police stopped his car and found what was believed to be, wait for it, a farm sickle!

The police are taking no further action but they did give him a fixed penalty notice for not wearing a seatbelt following the incident.

Doesn’t it make you feel that bit safer knowing that the police cells are filled with electricians brandishing screwdrivers and plumbers wielding heavy wrenches?

Oh, how I love sarcasm!

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