Up for unusual sale
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.
KM reporter Guy Bell collecting ‘Maidstone Air’ in a jar on the Fairmeadow bridge of the Maidstone gyratory system