A widow in her 80s today told of her shock after a burglar fleeing her back garden apparently broke his neck and died after being trapped under a fence.
The man, aged 34, was said by neighbours to have been “guillotined” as he crawled under a garden fence. A heavy wooden panel crashed down, snapping his neck and trapping him.Gotta admit, I laughed…
Homeowner Ilonka Simon, 89, told the Standard she had disturbed the man after spotting him in the garden. She said: “I looked out the back window and there was this youngster standing there. I shouted ‘Oi! What are you doing?’
“He looked startled and tried to jump back over the fence, but he couldn’t make it.”*chuckles*
The ‘Standard’ didn’t name him, but the ‘Mail’ went a bit further:
Local villain Stephen Pope, 34…No doubt the grieving relatives will be complaining about that!
H/T: Ron Hughes via email