Burglar Electrocuted During Raid

From the Portsmouth Evening News:

A burglar died after being electrocuted during a raid on a shop in London Road, Cowplain. :dance:

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"Cowplain councillor David Keast said: 'This is obviously a tragic incident irrespective of what they may or may not have been doing up there.
'I feel very much for the family of this young man and I'm sure there will be a full investigation.'"

My heart bleeds - life's a bitch!
Aaah, but will his family claim compo on the fact his human right to burgle was stopped because an owner had the gall to have live electricity in his premises ?
And will the Elf n' safety nazis be around there to sort the owner out ?



War Hero
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It was the burglar's accomplice who dialled 999 for an ambulance to attend, so there is some irony in the story.

However I disagree with the attitude towards the family of the dead burglar - you think they are criminals also, by definition? God help you when one of you 'little angels' gets arrested... :roll:


War Hero
Now lets see yes there is a precedent for Elf and Safety - he was at work wasn't 'ee (the burgler I mean). Guess he should be sacked* for not carrying out his Risk Assessment properly

*should this read 'boxed'?

toatally agree with the sgt about the attitude to the family - not their fault the scroat turned out to be a tief is it? (well go on is it?)


War Hero

And it goes without saying tragic
couldn't find a purple pish smilie anywhere!

Why do I get the feeling this is heading to Diamond Lils.


War Hero
I know I'm reading this wrong but....quote: "Mr Horn was rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, where he died. He is being held on suspicion of theft by Waterlooville CID. Unquote....

They going to "charge" the body????????????????????

(sorry)... :w00t: