The Scouts, Territorial and Salvation Armies have been stood down in Harold after experts confirmed it was the heavy winds that blew 11 recycling boxes in to the middle of the road, and it was not the start of an Eco-invasion.
“The alarm was raised at 5am this morning during the storm,” PC Flegg told us. “We had calls from several concerned residents who say the recycling boxes were taking up ‘a combat position’ in the middle of the road.
“We cordoned off the affected area and tried to negotiate with the one we thought was the leader, the green box with ‘glass’ written on the side. The TA did the negotiation, the scouts manned the cordon and the Salvation Army played carols but the invaders were unresponsive.
“After three hours we approached the invaders and soon realised the had just been blown in to the road by the wind.”
PC Flegg then went on to apologise for any inconvenience caused but said that in these times of increased security and terrorism you can’t be to careful.
This is the first time such action has been taken since 2010 when the village was put on lock-down because of the ‘sniper carrier bag’ climbing a tree and sitting in the branches possibly waiting to assassinate the mayor.