It would hardly be the crime issue if I didn’t report on some unwelcome visitors to Goodwood. The Earl of March and his good Lady wife were enjoying a quiet evening at home with their heirlooms when it suddenly appeared they had fallen into a real live version of Cluedo – Lord M was bashed on the bonce with lead piping (though not in the library as it happens…).
The poor couple were forced to open a safe and were then tied up till morning when an underling freed them. I am pleased to disclose that the March pair showed customary aristocratic sangfroid.
The thief made away with treasures valued at £700,000, including an emerald and diamond ring given by Charles 11 – which is better than a flat screen telly and a novelty bracelet from Ratners, or whatever it is burglars normally bag on a night’s thieving.
Since then, a 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a robbery.
Thief Flees Like March Hare