Monday, June 02, 2014

Feed the birds and go to jail

"Go the jail. Move directly to jail." That is the verdict of Lancaster
magistrates on a man whose terrible crime was feeding the birds in his

This dangerous bird-feeding criminal is 65-year-old John Wilkinson who
spent most of his pension on buying food for the birds because it was
his mother's dying wish that he should look after them. The birds
admittedly caused a nuisance to his neighbours. However his behaviour
suggests he needs help and support not a term in prison.

"Tough on crime. Tough on the causes of crime" would seem to be the
Lancaster magistrates watchword.

Their address is

George Street

Or drop them a line on their email address


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