Wednesday, 20 August 2014

"I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone."

The Roundhill Tunnels near Folkestone were closed last night because police were worried about a man who was spotted in the road, a spokesman revealed this morning.
The London-bound carriageway of the tunnel on the A20 was shut from 10.45pm to just after 1am leaving queues of traffic trapped inside.
This is becoming a typical response to these incidents.
Police officers and Highways Agency employees turned the vehicles around while a trained negotiator spoke to the pedestrian and eventually persuaded him to accept medical assistance from paramedics in a waiting ambulance.
Which probably explains this:

Can't have the public expressing their displeasure at the police actions, can we?

H/T: anon in comments


Furor Teutonicus said...

FF a man who was spotted in the road, FF


Had they accidentaly tarmaced over him, or what?

Or do they mean ON the road?

andy5759 said...

Three bloody hours! THREE HOURS!! Why? Don't the Bill have a rugby team anymore?

JuliaM said...

"Or do they mean ON the road?"

The Great British Local Newspaper Journalist, folks!