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A middle-aged heroine was hailed by Scotland Yard today for her part in helping the Flying Squad arrest a gang of violent crooks who were attempting a robbery at her golf club. According to the Yard, the famous Flying Squad had got wind of the gang's plan to snatch cash as it was being removed from the Perivale Golf Club by a …


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  1. wibble001


    Can we please tell us what the approved age range is to be considered "middle-aged"? 66 seems a bit outside the boundaries to me.

    1. Geoff Thompson


      Middle Aged is two years older than me.

  2. Jim jimminy jim jim jim jim


    it has to be done - apologies

    Stand back Superman, Iceman, Spiderman. Batman and Robin too

    Don’t wanna cause a fracas, but BA Baracas, have I got a match for you.

    She makes them look like a bunch of fairies.

    She’s got more bottle than United Dairies.

    Hang about - Look out! For Supergran.

    1. William Towle

      Re: Supergran!

      No need to apologise.

      Made me chuckle to have the following exchange in our local Fab Cafe:

      Quizmaster: "Which TV theme is this?"

      Me, to scribe: "Supergran"

      Me, to team: "it's Billy Connolly singing this"

      Quizmaster: "...and, for a bonus point, who's singing?"

      Adjacent team: "they just said who it was. Did anybody hear it clearly?"

      // Pint, 'cos we usually won.

  3. Evil Auditor Silver badge

    How desperate can one be

    Taking such risks for a meagre £3'500. Pathetic, almost pitiable...

  4. Anonymous Coward

    The Granny was also arrested for carrying an offensive weapon ??

  5. F111F
    Big Brother


    You can be charged with intent to resist? How does the prosecutor prove this, and isn't this a bit Minority Report-ish?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I think that's "GBH with intent to resist", i.e. intending to resist arrest by assaulting the arresting officer with a cash box.

    Not just "intent to resist", that would be very Minority Report. Don't give them ideas.

  7. Mike Moyle

    When word gets around in the yard that the new guy couldn't get away from a 66-year-old granny, he is going to be very popular...

  8. Graham Marsden


    "... so what do you think, Jenkins, should I choose a 1 Wood for hitting power or a 7 iron for more precise control?"

  9. Mr Larrington

    I am speechless. Not one mention of The Sweeney?

    Don't, Guv, 'e's not worth it.

  10. Jacob Lipman
    Paris Hilton

    Help out your Stateside readers.

    GBH =?

    Great bodily harm?

    Gastric bypass hamsters?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Help out your Stateside readers.

      grievious bodily harm.

      1. Jacob Lipman
        Thumb Up


        Thank you... So very close.

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