Angry words turned into a violent act in the village pub on Sunday night when a group of younger people were overheard discussing the possibility of ‘new homes’ in an animated fashion. Several of the locals’ ears pricked up at this point as their thoughts immediately raced to the possibility of new developments springing up around our lovely village.
Simon Trill who was working behind the bar said that ‘the atmosphere became hostile after the younger people had become suspicious of the locals’ aggression. I felt that we could have a bad situation on our hands as things continued to spiral out of control. We seemed to skip beligerance and were heading straight for violence. I was scared.’
It was at this point that one of the locals noticed thst the younger people had been reading the pub copy of The Radio Times which had a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch on it. “One of the locals realised the younger people were talking about Holmes. SHERLOCK Holmes off the tv and the possibility of a new series. And not a new low quality housing development. With all that would bring. “We realised the misunderstanding, and most of us saw the funny side of it” commented one of the locals.
However, Dave Saunders (37) did not see the funny side. At all. Mr Saunders (37) of the far side of the village launched an almost vicious attack on one of the younger people, shouting ‘Cumberbatch! Cumberbatch! He’s made a mockery of the true Holmes! It’s got to be Rathbone, or Brett at a push. But not Cumberbatch!’
No mystery there. No need for deductive powers of the great detective. The punch was witnessed by a full bar. Mr Saunders will be sentenced in the Town Courts next week. He has also been suspended from the village Sherlock Holmes Fan Club where he was treasurer.