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Don’t bother teaching a man to fish, they’ll be along to nick it

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-44592957

Two men in an inflatable vessel have stolen a fisherman's haul after threatening him with a knife three miles off shore.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the theft happened off Slapton Sands in Devon at 05:30 BST.

The local fisherman discovered the men cutting his nets and confronted them before they stole his haul of plaice and Dover sole.

Officers are investigating theft and criminal damage.

 

a bit odd that there is no description of these two fish thieves. 

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Just now, One percent said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-44592957

Two men in an inflatable vessel have stolen a fisherman's haul after threatening him with a knife three miles off shore.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the theft happened off Slapton Sands in Devon at 05:30 BST.

The local fisherman discovered the men cutting his nets and confronted them before they stole his haul of plaice and Dover sole.

Officers are investigating theft and criminal damage.

 

a bit odd that there is no description of these two fish thieves. 

You're saying it's a bit fishy?

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Just now, Happy Renting said:

This is a job for Dr Simon Locke, Police Sturgeon.

I fear this thread is sinking into a sea of awful puns.  Nevertheless, I am hooked...

 

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Great Cod! Herring you all carp and whale about this.

It's obviously a group of international legal experts well versed in the maritime statute of "finxerunt ianitoribus deceptis; qui amiserint, flentium" - who, upon coming across an environmentally unfriendly obstacle in their voyage; decided that the most community-spirited thing to do was to tidy it away.

At least I'm sure that's what Bob "Fisherman's Friend" Geldof would say. Either that, or the legal principle of "hinc facere coitum". 

 

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2 hours ago, One percent said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-44592957

Two men in an inflatable vessel have stolen a fisherman's haul after threatening him with a knife three miles off shore.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the theft happened off Slapton Sands in Devon at 05:30 BST.

The local fisherman discovered the men cutting his nets and confronted them before they stole his haul of plaice and Dover sole.

Officers are investigating theft and criminal damage.

 

a bit odd that there is no description of these two fish thieves. 

There isn't even a description of the fisherman (other than 'local').

Yet they say exactly the type of fish that was being caught.

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3 minutes ago, dgul said:

There isn't even a description of the fisherman (other than 'local').

Yet they say exactly the type of fish that was being caught.

In bbc speak, local could mean anything 

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44 minutes ago, Alonso Quijano said:

Well shiver me timbers, tis piracy, Jim lad, ha harrr.

Funnily enough, In this case I'd bet that the victim actually spoke like a pirate (being Devonian, etc), while the pirates spoke with an entirely different accent.

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Posted (edited)

After the Dungeness/Dymchurch/Calais part of the south coast that's the 2nd closest bit of coast to the French coast.  That's not necessarily that relevant of course but with the recent calmish seas it's not that much of a distance :)

Maybe not worth travelling that distance for a few fish but maybe return trip opportunism.  Bit risky in daylight I guess.

Edited by twocents

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