After entertaining snakes in his van and terrapins in his bath, Inspector Martin Hubbard of the RSPCA is now host to two nine-week-old kittens. They were found living wild at the end of a garden at the back of Sheep Street in Peterfield. The RSPCA, keen to integrate the cats into civilised society, named the ginger tom Jane and gave his sister the charming name of Rodney.
Unmarked police cars will be operating in the Wigston area in the week beginning June the 10th. They will target drivers who disregard traffic laws and other road users. The cars have blue flashing lights at the front and back, along with a Police Stop sign and an optional blue light for the roof. Police officers will wear full uniform within the cars, and caps when outside their vehicles.
Nine football fans were granted bail when they appeared at Bath Magistrate's court, Avon, charged with plotting to set fire to a stand at Bath City football ground, a temporary ground at Bristol Rovers. They were ordered to stay away from matches.
A policeman's holiday turned from nightmare into farce when he was ordered to travel to Scotland to give evidence in court following his arrest of three Scotsmen in South Yorkshire. On arrival in Kalkudy, Fife, PC Malcolm Hodgeson was told the case had been adjourned. He was asked to return in March, but it was adjourned again. He wrote to the court with his holiday dates, but as he prepared to leave for the Swiss Alps he was told he must attend court, only to find the case had been adjourned again. He then flew to Switzerland to discover that his luggage had turned up in Hamburg where a German anti-terrorist squad mistook it for a bomb and blew it up.