The Coronavirus crisis here in Airstrip One has given elements of the Old Bill license to act in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Often asistsed by a GroupThink mob keen to snitch on their neighbours to enforce house arrest, sorry lockdown we see Journalists pulled over for filming nothing at all. Citizens are warned for sitting on a park bench or playing soccer in their own garden. And now from Norfolk a new insanity.
Apparently, the Fuzz in Norfolk are “keen to speak” to a person who has been spotted dressed up as a 17th-century plague doctor and who is, get this, going on walks. Oooh what a rogue. I have privided an artists impression of this dangerous individual first spotted in 1665.
Apparently this dangerous person, who is worthy of a massive Police resource normally reserved for folks on twitter who say nasty things about Owen Jones, has been spotted in the Norwich suburb of Hellesdon wearing a long black cloak, a hat and a pointed beak-like mask. People posting on a community Facebook page said the outfit could frighten children and therefore Norfolk Police said they wanted to give “words of advice” to the person.
All noted officers. Before I go for my daily constitutional I shall call the boys in blue here in Wrexham asking for sartorial advice.