Simply shocking

Posted: May 25, 2011 in Broken Britain, Law & Disorder

IlieMore than 100 goldfish were electrocuted by wildlife experts after they were dumped in a park pond.

Environment Agency workers electrocuted the fish at Goldspots Pond in Herne Bay, Kent because the city council feared they would eat other species.

Specialists put an electric shock into the water on Monday, bringing the fish to the surface of the pond.

Twenty were taken away to be re-homed and the rest were given an extra fatal shock. Why didn’t the ‘experts’ collect all the fish up and give them to a pet shop to be sold to people for their garden ponds, it’s goldfishocide.

Agency spokesman Sam Elfer said: “It’s the most painless way to finish them off”. Hmmm, let’s throw an electric fire into the water when he’s having a bath to see if it is. “We did it because Canterbury City Council want to use the pond as a wildlife reserve,” he went on. In the Weller family’s experience it’s frogs that damage fish not the other way round.

Hiccup in giving out penalty fines to motorists

IlieThis police officer obviously hasn’t been on a ‘dishing out penalty fines health and safety course’.

A man has been arrested after a police officer was hit by a car in Broadstairs High Street, Kent on Saturday.

The officer was on foot patrol and had asked the driver of an Audi car to stop. He believed the motorist was using a mobile phone.

As the car pulled over the officer was hit, causing bruising and grazing to his leg and arm.

A 47-year-old man from Romford, Essex, was arrested on suspicion of assault and driving offences and interviewed about the collision before he was released on bail until July 5 pending further investigations.

The officer remained on duty following the collision at 6pm. That’s brave of him, however will a compensation claim soon follow.

For goodness sake

A burglar has claimed his eight-month jail term violates his human right to ‘respect’ for family life.

IlieWayne Bishop, from Clifton, Nottingham, says he is the sole carer for his five children – aged between five and 12 – for five nights of the week and they are bereft without him. Perhaps his victims are bereft without their stuff he stole.

His lawyer Ian Wise QC has won permission to take the case to the Court of Appeal. Bishop will be granted legal aid to fund his case. It is thought it will be the first time that a convicted criminal has used family circumstances to ask for leniency in a UK court. I bet it won’t be the last if he is successful.

Mrs Justice Gloster granted Bishop permission to appeal and ordered that his case be heard ‘with the greatest possible expedition and given the earliest possible hearing date’.

Bishop was jailed on April 11 to four months for burglary and four months for dangerous driving after pleading guilty. He was also banned from driving for three years.

Marmite banned

The strongly flavoured dark brown spread made from brewer’s yeast has joined Rice Crispies, Shreddies, Horlicks and Ovaltine prohibited in Denmark under legislation forbidding the sale of food products with added vitamins as threat to public health.

Many well known breakfast cereal and drink brands have already been banned or taken off supermarket shelves after Danish legislation in 2004 restricted foods fortified with extra vitamins or minerals.

Apparently the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration telephoned Abigail’s, a Copenhagen shop selling British food, to ban the yeast spread.

“I don’t eat it myself, I don’t like it but Marmite was one of our best selling products. Not a day goes by without someone coming in and asking for it,” said Marianne Ørum, the shop owner.

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