Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Swift Justice...

Following my blast at the forces of Law and Order last week I feel I have to re-dress the balance slightly and recount an incident from Saturday night.

I had left a party along with my brother in law and our respective spouses in order to get another drink at a pub in the town where we live. Our route took us past a popular snooker club where a small crowd had gathered and a young man was removing his shirt and being restrained by his friends. Being gentlemen of the old school we naturally shepherded the ladies past the gathering and continued on our way.

After about ten paces we looked back to find that the crowd had turned into four men beating one man senseless and the boy with no shirt was nowhere to be seen.

Again, being old school, my brother in law and myself couldn’t allow four men to savagely beat one lad so we intervened, throwing the men off him and letting them know what we thought about their cowardice.

All of this had taken literally moments from our initial walking past of the club and, to the credit of the police, they were there within seconds. We walked away quickly and were passed by more lawmen running up the road to the scene.

So, in all fairness, I must applaud their reaction to what could have been a serious, even fatal incident, and I’ll leave them alone this week.

Mind you, if I get pulled at any time about it...

4 comments:

cousin tel said...

Well done for doing the right thing, I'll bet you never gave the possible consequences a second thought, and why would you? As you say, old school

Rivs said...

I was going to give one of them a dig but the wife kept getting in the way - lucky I didn't really, I'd have been nicked!!

Daz said...

Your actions were indeed old school, but how do you know the kid wasn't a robber or a rapist, or even just the type that letches up your lass when you're out with her? There must be a reason why four lads were chinning him?

Rivs said...

They might have been four cunts who fancied their chances against one kid who might just have beaten one of them at pool...we'll never kna.

They were still cowardly twats.