Body under the bridge arghhhhhh
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Body under the bridge arghhhhhh Reply with quote

Body under the bridge arghhhhhh

Cycling to work on Tuesday, I noticed a sleeping bag with a ruck sack, under the bridge near the Hope and Anchor. It is the bridge that takes the A46 over the canal close to the Hobby horse roundabout.

“Oh” I thought, “some homeless person asleep” and I carried on cycling to work.

Sleeping bag still there on my return journey, still there on Wednesday morning and right through until tonight about 6 O-clock.

I took a closer look and it seemed to look firm, like it was still occupied but not moving. It was also in exactly the same spot it had been in since Tuesday. What should I do? I couldn’t leave it, what if someone had died? I cycled on a bit further, you know, to a safe distance, and rang the police on 101.

While I was waiting for the police, three more cyclists went past it. I asked one of the cyclists what he thought and he said “just some stuff left by a tramp” I didn’t buy it, I just knew there was a body in there, it wasn’t… empty.

The police answered (eventually) and the guy on the phone said go back and shout at it and see what response I get. Well that sounded a bit scary to me, what if????

The police man said “it’s OK I shall stay on the phone” so off I went and shouted.

“ARE YOU OK DOWN THERE” I called, while still perched on my bike.
Suddenly a big round black head popped out of the sleeping bag and said “yes, why?” Shocked Shocked

All my alarm bells rang, “code brown, code brown arghhhhh! The police man said something, the guy in the bag said something, and I found myself explaining to this random head in a sleeping bag, how concerned I was for his welfare. Embarassed Embarassed

I think we parted on good terms, guess I shall see tomorrow when I cycle to work. That is if the police haven’t intervened and moved him on. Poor fella.

Pheeeeeeewe what a strange set of circumstances

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job he never had a dog Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM540 wrote:
Good job he never had a dog Laughing Laughing Laughing


Ha ha, brilliant. That did cheer me up this morning, thanks bud.

Laughing Laughing Laughing

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