The Body In The Garden
Robert at Number 16 had a bit of a shock this morning, when he tried to put Black & White the cat out. He’s used to combatting drunken oafs in his garden, but rarely slumped bodies. This one, despite last night’s perishing cold, wasn’t dead (God only knows how – perhaps the alcohol from the large amount of tinnies surrounding him kept his body temperature up or something) but definitely dead to the world.
Robert says the police and ambulance were there almost immediately he called and were very kind and efficient. It took them a while to revive the guy, who was in his mid to late 30s and not wearing very much at all. Apparently he was very polite when he came-to. He’s been taken to hospital to thaw out.