Brentwood, 12.39pm: 9°C, scattered clouds

This is what a hold up on skid row looks like!

Today we reported on the bank raid with a difference.

A man armed with a banana hidden in a carrier bag tried to rob the Bournemouth branch of the Nationwide Bank but walked out as the queues were too long and so after spending some time pacing up and down outside the nearby Barclays Bank, he eventually stole himself into action, pointed the banana at a cashier, announcing that it was a “stick Up” and was duly handed £1100 in £20 notes.

But it turns out that he did this only because he had just been evicted from his home and thought that if he was arrested he would at least have a roof over his head.

So immediately after the raid he tried to hand himself in to 2 police officers but amazingly, they didn’t believe him and sent him on his way.

As a result he had to walk around another 2 miles to find a police station that was open to the public where he tried his hand again and was subsequently arrested following which it seems that he got his wish as he has now been awarded a 14-month prison sentence.

Rather sad really!

In the second hour of today’s programme, Margaret Mills returned to look at another historic house in Kelvedon Hatch.

Unfortunately the subject of today’s talk – GREAT MYLES HOUSE – is largely no more.

Listen again here to what Margaret had to say about this historic pile: –

I’ll see you again in a couple of weeks as I’m due to be converted into ‘the bionic man” in a couple of days!


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