A curry chef appeared in court yesterday accused of killing a wild swan for food.My god, the editor must have just about fainted with delight when he saw that line...
Simon Cocksedge, defending, asked for the case to be adjourned for time to research the law relating to swans.Take your time, fellas, take your time. The 'Fail' needs to get as much out of this as it can!
He said: ‘The case raises interesting legal points whether the swan belongs to anybody and whether it needs to belong to somebody to be stolen, and whether the Queen is the owner of the bird.
'I've discussed the matter in passing with the clerk and the prosecution, and we've not time to make that kind of legal research.'