Remember Eric Rawlinson, he was the geezer who Tesco got the police to beat up because he complained about his faulty television, well he has been given a replacement model by Tesco.
For those who didn’t read my blog, Eric Rawlinson was sprayed in the face, hit with a baton, bundled to the ground arms behind his back and marched out of the Extra store, in Ocotal Way, Swindon after staging a four-hour protest over being refused a straight exchange on his Samsung set.
“I’m very happy and I’m glad I staged the protest, even though I’m still in agony two weeks on with pain in my joints,” said the 40-year-old. “It attracted a lot of publicity and maybe other customers will feel they can stand up for their rights rather than back down”.
The father-of-two, who was made redundant in November and has medical problems preventing him from working, was arrested for breach of the peace but no further action was taken. His 43in set, which had a faulty on-off switch, has been replaced with a Samsung 51in plasma 3D model.
Police confirmed that they had received a complaint from Mr Rawlinson that the officers had used excessive force in his arrest and ejection from the store.
A spokesman said: “Wiltshire Police has received a complaint from a member of the public and this is being looked into.” Yeah right, that’ll be filed with all the others.
Here’s a five, there’s a five, everywhere illegal workers
UK Border Agency officers targeted Radhuni, High Street, Denbigh, north Wales entering the restaurant at about 20:00 on Friday 21st September.
Checks on the immigration status of staff revealed that five men were working illegally.
A 36-year-old had entered the country illegally, a 40-year-old was working in breach of the conditions of his visa, while two 21-year-olds and a 32-year-old had stayed in the UK after their visas expired. Hmmm, must be two of the 170,000 missing illegals that private bounty hunters are looking for. The 40-year-old and 32-year-old were taken to St Asaph police station and have now been transferred to immigration removal centres.
As per usual the other three men must report regularly to a local police station if they feel like it.
Nickel n Dime
Four illegal workers from Pakistan have been arrested and one escorted from the premises following an operation by UKBA officers across Scotland. UKBA officers paid a series of unannounced visits to Nickel n Dime shops in Naim, Keith, Dundee, Forfar and Arbroath on Thursday (27th September). After the immigration status of staff was checked, five Pakistani men aged from 23 to 49-years-old were found working illegally at the shops.