Pub ‘vam­pire’ is still cross

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A PUB land­lord ac­cused of be­ing a VAM­PIRE has fi­nally won the bat­tle to clear his name.

John Tea­gle, 68, mine host of the Walmer Cas­tle Pub in Mar­gate, Kent, was ac­cused of be­ing a blood­sucker by his wife Elsa’s fam­ily in the vil­lage of Ar­gawanon, on Cebu Is­land in the Philippines.

The dad-of-three, who mar­ried Elsa 23 years ago, was “cursed” by her aunt af­ter he re­fused to lend her money.

The aunt told a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion he was a “de­scen­dent of Drac­ula” and sucked kids’ blood.

But last week the is­land chief rep­ri­manded those re­spon­si­ble for the ru­mours and or­dered them to stop.

Tea­gle said: “They were se­verely rep­ri­manded but it still left a bad taste.

“It’s gone away a lot now – but it’s not dead.”

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