Stephen Fry is away: naked man barks like a dog in the Grantchester tea garden
There was a naked man at the Grantchester tea garden near Cambridge. He was barking like a dog and moving about on all fours. At around 1:30pm he left.
Christian Turvill, 20, of Cambridge, and some pals were nearby. He tells the Cambridge News:
“We were at Grantchester having a barbecue when we saw a naked man barking at a dog on his hands and feet. One of the women with us asked my friend to go and save the dog. The man started running around naked and went into the bushes and grabbed some stinging nettles and rubbed them on my friend.
The man asked my friend where the tea rooms were and then got angry and said my friend was lying about the directions, which he wasn’t. He then extended his foot and got angry. He must have been on drugs. He was acting like an animal and I am sure he sensed my fear. It was bizarre.
“It was funny but if you laughed he’d get more angry. Then he ran up the hill.”
“A few moments later we heard screaming and went up to see him surrounded by five policemen. There was a dog unit and a policeman with an Alsatian which was hanging off the naked man’s arm by its teeth. The man didn’t seem bothered at all. They took him away.”
The News then adds:
The incident happened near the home of best-selling author Lord Jeffrey Archer and Lady Mary Archer.
Yeah, that’s what we thought. Has Jeffrey been researching a new book? No. He says:
“I wasn’t in Cambridge on Wednesday…”
And umndaunted by that, the News names a cople more names:
Beth Beeton, assistant manager at the tea garden, which has boasted famous customers including John Cleese and Stephen Fry, described the incident.
Words from Cleese and Fry there are none.