07 August 2015

Just a stroll

I don't know, you decide to take an afternoon constitutional; then there's this convenient tunnel to keep off the rain; you walk for miles and miles and then you get arrested.  The Guardian reports:
A suspected illegal immigrant is understood to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile (50km) Channel tunnel from France before being apprehended by Kent police close to the tunnel exit at Folkestone.
The man, who is a Sudanese national, was detected inside the tunnel less than 1km from the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on Tuesday. Kent police said in a statement: “Kent police officers investigating an incident where a man was located in the Channel tunnel near to its exit at the Folkestone terminal at 6.13pm on 4 August have charged a man.
Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, of no fixed abode, has been charged with causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage using the railway under the Malicious Damage Act 1861.”
"Honest, guv, I never obstructed no engine or carriage - I kept well out of their way. Well you would, wouldn't you?"


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