Cambridge Carnage: Pensioneer And Cyclists In Poo Terror
LOCAL NEWS: The Cambridge News reports on the pensioner who “tipped” a bag of dog poo over a Cambridge University lecturer for “cycling too close to her”. In Trumpington…
Susan Currall, 75, was so fed up with cyclists “hurtling” towards her on the path next to the guided busway in Trumpington, she emptied a bag of her pet’s excrement over a Cambridge University fellow, a court heard.
That’s Trumpington, last in the news when the trustees of Trumpington Village Hall cancelled Peer Rope Cambridge’s “relationship meeting” over concerns that the venus has been booked “under false pretences”.
Is Trumpington the country’s greatest local news hotspot?
Currall, who used to work for the British Embassy in the USA, swung the bag of faeces at him while walking her dog by the allotments near Shelford Road and then held it up to allow the contents to spill over him and his clothes, Cambridge magistrates were told.
Did she leant to hurls poo while in diplomatic circles?
She was made to pay £25 compensation to cover his dry cleaning bill after admitting assault by beating on September 12, and given a one-year conditional discharge… Reading from a statement by victim Michael Ramage, a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, prosecutor Paul Brown told the court Currall then taunted the senior architecture lecturer, telling him to “go cry to your mummy” and calling him a “big bully”.
Mr Ramage, a 40-year-old American, responded with a day in court and this:
“I would not change my route, but I do go down there with a lot of trepidation. I’m not physically intimidated, I know I won’t suffer any serious injury, but the mental anguish with having to deal with an encounter, that’s what it’s really all about. I have encountered her with my kids and it’s upsetting for them. Hopefully it will mean something to her and change her behaviour so I think I’m happy from that point of view.”
Monica Lentin put Currall’s case:
“I think many people who are pedestrians in Cambridge would agree that having cyclists and pedestrians together doesn’t work. The pedestrians do feel extremely harassed and I feel the same way myself. What makes it worse is you get lots of young men with powerful bikes riding at speed without any conscience that older people can’t get out of the way easily. These young people come hurtling towards her [Currall] and they do not give way to her. She did not see him [Ramage] coming in the opposite direction and he was not stopping for her which certainly in the olden days, a man on a bike would have got off and let her through.”
“The council seems to be pursuing a policy that bicycles are king here in Cambridge and have rights over everyone else.”
Kings on bicycles. Cancel the golden coach. And set your colostomy bags to manual…