Up for un­usual sale

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

For­mer pub­lic school boy Leo De Watts, from Dorset, de­cided to sell £80 jars to the Chi­nese for a whiff of the West Coun­try.

A spokesman for the Char­tered Trad­ing Stan­dards In­sti­tute re­vealed no laws were be­ing bro­ken by Brits sell­ing air but, if a test to dis­prove the ori­gin of the air ex­isted, con­sumers could claim they are be­ing mis­led.

We at the Kent Messenger de­cided to branch out from news­pa­pers and ra­dio to see if any­body would buy a jar of our finest Maid­stone air plucked from the town cen­tre’s ether.

De­spite 800 views on Gumtree it soon be­came clear there was no mar­ket for a small jar of the smog-rid­dled air we breathe each day.

Pic­ture: Andy Pay­ton FM4701219

KM re­porter Guy Bell col­lect­ing ‘Maid­stone Air’ in a jar on the Fairmeadow bridge of the Maid­stone gy­ra­tory sys­tem

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