And Fi­nally

Canal Boat - - News -

LOTS OF CANALS have arms – the Ayles­bury Arm, the Leek Arm, and so on – but re­cently it seemed like the Ken­net & Avon had a leg! Po­lice of­fi­cers were called out to the K& A af­ter a mem­ber of the public phoned to re­port a grisly find – he’d seen a hu­man leg float­ing down the cut. Af­ter a brief search, they found the lower limb still float­ing in the canal – but were rather re­lieved to dis­cover that it was a rub­ber one. They thought per­haps it was from a man­nequin, but then again, they don’t usu­ally come com­plete with blood­stains and sev­ered ar­ter­ies, do they? The po­lice were as­sisted in get­ting it out of the canal by a friendly lo­cal who lives at El­bow Cot­tage. El­bow? Per­haps it would have been more ap­pro­pri­ate if it had been an arm af­ter all…

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