Wednesday, 14 November 2012


As Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, this morning I received this from the local police:

"Sometime on either the 1st or 2nd of November 2012 during daylight hours a 76 year old local man was taken ill whilst transporting his Norton Motorcycle, through Tilehurst.

"He stopped at a house on what he believes to be either the Tilehurst Road or The Meadway, and asked a lady if he could leave the motorcycle in her garage temporarily which she agreed to.

"The garage was attached to the side of the house.

"Since then he has been unable to recognise which house he left the motorcycle at.

"The motorcycle is of great sentimental value to the gentleman and anyone with knowledge of its whereabouts is asked to contact Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101."

My thoughts and feelings are spinning around this story, and I can't think of a title for the post.


  1. "It is time to upgrade your Norton"


    "Scandal as prospective Police and Crime Commissioner utilises police resources for own benefit"


    "Garage demolition contractors fail to check contents"

  2. What do the police think that you are going to be able to do about it?

  3. Do they want you to knock door to door or something? How many houses are we talking about?

  4. I’m so moved by the waves of sympathy pouring forth for the stupid old git, sorry, unfortunate old gentleman. As for what we can do, I’m sure the massed neighbourhood watches of Reading have already tracked down the kindly lady, who must have been sitting there racked with anxiety, unless she’s flogged it on eBay.

  5. Next time I forget where I left my car in the multi-storey car park, I'll call the neighbourhood watch.