One has to wonder what the real truth of this story is and having seen the video of the Police van following the boys on the bike it is obvious this was not a chase as they are going far too slowly to describe it as a chase.

It seems from the story that the 15 year old loved his motorbikes and yet he was too young to have a licence to ride one and I’m led to believe from an article elsewhere that the bicycle they were on was worth £4000 which leaves me to wonder where they may have acquired the bicycle as I would be surprised if children of this age would have earned sufficient to purchase it.

I’m not sure if it is illegal to ride one of these bikes without a helmet and I’m led to believe you actually need a driving licence to be on one but it surely must be illegal for two people to be on it at the same time, which I assume must have been the reason for the Police to have been following the boys.

Even assuming these boys were only guilty of both being on the bike at the same time and nothing else, the Police had good reason to follow them and I have to wonder how they managed to crash at such a low speed. I have seen another picture of the them which bears no resemblance to the angelic young boys used by some of the media, in fact they are far more mature and both were holding or smoking spliffs, could drugs have played any part in their crash.

At the moment no-one knows the answers to any of these questions, so I think it was a little premature to start rioting and trashing the neighbourhood including the setting fire of a disabled persons car and taking it out on innocent people who had nothing to do with it.

Obviously in the fullness of time we will have the full story, I look forward to reading it.


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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