Foiled by long neck of the law

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A GROUP of gi­raffes floored an al­leged shoplifter when they saw him flee­ing from a store’s se­cu­rity guards in Brix­ton, south Lon­don.

One of the wild troop was 29-year-old off-duty po­lice­man Ben Perkins, who was dressed as a gi­raffe for a bar crawl across the city.

How­ever, their drink­ing was tem­po­rar­ily cut short when Ben and his group of mates, who were all dressed as gi­raffes, stuck their necks out and pinned the al­leged thief to the pave­ment.

Scot­land Yard con­firmed a man had been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of theft and en­quiries are on­go­ing.

None of the ‘gi­raffes’ were in­jured.

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