I wonder if you have heard anything about the silver Mercedes that was on fire on the Trafalgar Road, I cannot find anything about it on the local news and just wondered if you knew anything about it. Happened at around 10pm on a Saturday night about a month ago near the petrol station and the Arches, the road was closed for some time. I got a chill because it was reminiscent of the burnt out car found in Blackheath in February.
This is pretty typical of the sort of thing that local papers should be on the case for and aren’t. It doesn’t surprise me that GT didn’t cover it, given its council-propaganda brief but you’d really expect the others to have a close enough relationship with the local coppers to be able to report on it. That they don’t says more about the papers than the police, I suspect. Presumably they’re based so far away they just don’t drink in the same establishments any more.
This is not really an area into which bloggers have many, if any, inroads – this is (or should be) local rag territory.
I didn’t see this – either in reality or in the papers. I think we can safely assume that no one was hurt (thank God) but what it was or what became of it is anyone’s guess.
Worth an ask though. Did anyone see this?