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It is the state of current reporting that one is (again) left with more questions than answers after having read the story.
-Would they have reported “a Pole”? Would they have reported a Jamaican?
-How long were they investigating? May and June; eight weeks?
“held at his home in Dulwich, south London”
-At home? So he is not arrested? How is he held?
“possession of drugs with intent to supply”
-(Again) So he is not arrested? What kind of drugs; animal tranquilizers? Supply to whom; the sheep?
"Two male joggers said they had observed” “reported to police by a stables employee in the area."
-Apparently everyone has a mobile phone except witnesses to bestiality.
“the man had been barred from visiting farmland”
So he is both “held” at his home and barred from farmland. Ovines everywhere are feeling much safer.
“while officers carried out their investigation”
Now there is an interview that should be televised!
For users of London Transport beware of anyone smiling and smelling of mutton on the following route:
- Dulwich / Plough Lane
Take the Route Bus 176 towards Oxford Circus
or Route Bus 185 towards Victoria
or Route Bus 40 towards Aldgate
- Crystal Palace Road
Take the Route Bus 176 from Stop: DW
towards Croydon Road / Evelina Road
- Penge West Station
Take the Route Bus 227 from Stop: C
towards Bromley North
- Bromley Road/St Georges Church
Take the Route Bus 162 from Stop: E
So; now we know who buys those Valentines cards that read “I love ewe”.
At least they're not electrified.
A Pole died in the UK after weeing on a railway track.
Man died 'urinating on live rail'
A man was killed at a busy railway station when he reportedly urinated on the track
British Transport Police confirmed the 41-year-old was electrocuted at Vauxhall station in south London last week.
He walked on to the track from Platform 1, a BTP spokesman said.
According to reports, the Polish tourist went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet but his urine splashed on to the live rail.
He was said to be a married teacher who was visiting the UK to improve his English.
A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said a fast response unit and two ambulances were sent to the station but the man died at the scene.
According to Network Rail, more than 60 people are killed on railway lines each year.
What is wrong with using the public toilet, which every station has?
And a "splash" most certainly be enough
I had to laugh at this
"... went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet... "
though i guess he has to be judged by my understanding of polish standards of discreteness ... "turn yer back to the traffic and all's ok".
maybe i've just lived too long in the polish countryside. if it ain't moving don't stare ...
I was sat in my car eating a Magnum ice-cream the other day. I'd just done some shopping at Tesco in Gorzow, western Poland. A man walked past my car and stared at us. He then went into an empty shelter for shopping carts. In Poland they are made of glass, completely seethrough and open at both ends. They also have signs about the area being filmed for security.
He was then 10 metres away from us, as my wife, child, and I sat in the car eating ice cream.
Guess what he did next?
He took hold of your magnum and started licking it?
He probably took it out and pissed right there in front to you
We always see a lot of this when in Poland. It might be because there are fewer public toilets but it's defo a cultural difference.
"We always see a lot of this when in Poland. It might be because there are fewer public toilets but it's defo a cultural difference. "
It's nothing to do with cultural differences and everything to do with men being men. I've seen plenty of it in the UK, you only have to go into a subway or an old phone box to smell that it happens over here. Happens everywhere in the world. I don't believe any man who pretends he has never done this not on a loo at least once in his life.
Well, if you hadn't broken yours off, you'd be able to do it too!
i've lived in NIreland, England and Canada - and have never seen so many men urinating in public as I have in poland.
sure, it happens everywhere, but i'd guess late at night ... someone huddled in the corner of all alley-way or inside a phone box.
in ni at least i'd never expect to let my eyes idly rest on a guy standing by the side of the road - only to realise he was standing there peeing against the lamppost. total savages really.
i was in lodz in the 90s and the stench of urine from the passageways between buildings made it obvious i wasn't in kansas anymore.
but then public toilets aren't much better. if you can tell a country's maturity by the state of their loos then god help us.
It seems to be quite common in London particularly late at night, and probably down to lack of public loos. They seem to have closed every single public loo in London. In the evening the ones at underground stations are locked too.
In Amsterdam they have those funny screens men can go into and you can see their legs.
Yes, he urinated there right in front of us. Disgusting.
Worse still he followed this up by spitting on the floor.
I could quite cheerfully have finished his miserable existence if I'd had a suitable humane killer with me.
Spitting and urinating on the streets seem to be a part of Polish culture. Both are common practice throughout Slavic countries.
Another thing which I find disgusting is the eating of sunflower seeds and spitting out of the shells on the sidewalk.
However, eating sunflower seeds and spitting out the chaff beats the hell out of the chewing gum that litters London's streets, especially the dodgier parts.
>a suitable humane killer with me.
humane? What on earth for.
A few weeks ago I was in an outdoor market here in Wrzeszcz - and walking past a closed van which had something dripping out of one corner, making a stream down the path. W told me to avoid it because by his reckoning someone inside the van was peeing on the floor. This is so barbaric I find it hard to fit this sort of people into my idea of a civilised society...
On a more positive note in the past couple of years we've noticed more and more *serviced* portaloos at the coast. Ok they get a bit evil by the end of the service period but at least the will is there - someone in Gmina went abroad and realised how civilisation doesn't smell so much?