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Now this is what I call “monkey business”!

Today we reported on news of a daring bank raid with a difference which recently occurred in India.

When an ATM was ripped off the wall at THE BANK OF INDIA in NEW DELHI, setting off numerous alarms, employees thought they were victims of an organised team of bank robbers.

Shocked staff saw the machine dangling off he wall, but examination of CCTV footage of the incident showed that he perpetrator was actually a monkey, which after ripping the machine off the wall, could be seen dancing all over the busted machine.

Bizarrely this is not a totally isolated incident as just a week earlier a monkey riding a bike, jumped off and grabbed a child sitting on a bench with two others and an adult. Fortunately another man ran across the road and scared the monkey off, but not before the child suffered scrapes and blisters on his forehead.

Being a Tuesday I was joined in the second hour of today’s programme by Margaret Mills who took us back to the 1760’s when a cricket match between rival teams from Essex and Kent ended up in a less than gentlemanly fashion.

The first match was held at a ground in Billericay in 1761 whilst the return took place two years later at Tilbury Fort. If you thought that hooligan activities were the preserve of football, think again as this match ended in murder.

Wonder if the perpetrator was granted bail!

Listen again here to Margaret’s commentary on these matches: –

See you once more next week,

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