Mark Tyndall , Rochdale ,at The Manchester Police Museum.
This is a Sepia Saturday post.blackwaterdown for a couple of meme-mentions recently.I will try here to answer the questions raised!
"Seven random revelations about me that have some truth to them"1-During The The Yorkshire Ripper
Hunt in the late 70's/early 80's the gentle author was interviewed by West Yorkshire Police.They came to my Mum & Dad's house in Halifax and talked for half an hour. Like 1000's of other men who traveled a lot up & down Northern roads, We were all suspects.' never did find out who named me......
2- I was once asked to take part in an Identification Parade by the Metropolitan Police in London.An old bloke had been mugged & I fitted the Bill!
3-Last year I was stopped by the Carabinieri for driving on the back of a quad-bike.I was made to get off & walk 3 miles back alone to my house near Lanciano
4-I have never been taken to court by the Police other than for the "crime" of driving 35 in a 30 zone in Burnley.And,frankly, wouldnt you?
5- When I was 17 I intended to smuggle a big lump of hashish on the overnight ferry from Amsterdam to the UK.My feet sweated so much that you could smell the dope really strong.I panicked so much that ,just prior to docking,i locked myself in the toilets....washed my feet & flushed the dope down the toilet!
6- I always feel guilty whenever I see a Police uniform .I want to confess to something!
7- I was once threatened with a gun by a Turkish policeman in Istanbul airport (i was arguing with an airport official who was trying to rip-off my son Chris) 8-i dont have a Criminal Record but I did buy a Gary Glitter 45 when I was a young ,foolish ,kid......