A policeman's lot is not a happy one over Bank Holday weekends - even in the isolated Essex resort of Walton-on-the-Naze.
Police were called to a large group of men fighting in Walton on Good Friday. Officers went to Mill Lane at 6pm and found a 23-year-old man with a head injury.
No sign, then, of the 'large group', who had presumably scarpered long before the Old Bill hove in to view - the road to Walton being long, tortuous and incredibly slow. Still, they got there in time to take a statement...
The man, who claimed he tripped and injured himself, was taken to Colchester General Hospital.
Ah, that well known case of the pavement rising up and hitting someone in the face. But surely someone else had something to say about it? What about the person who made the original call?
No complaints of an offence have been reported to the police.
Hmm. Though some way removed, could it, by any chance be related to this story? Or this one? Me, I'm not saying anything.
Wanda Gutowska-Lesisz, we salute your memory
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