Notice the clever subterfuge at 1.58, when the brave Boys in Blue are about to surge forward in an undignified, and unnecessary skirmish=/=free for all. At the critical point, a Lady comes along, oblivious to everything, and proceeds to cross the road. The Plod have two choices here. They can stampede over the poor little old Lady, blithely crossing the road, and write her off as ''collateral damage''. Or step back into a familiar "Thin Blue Line" formation, and allow her to go about her lawful business, unhindered.
The fact that little old Lady is really just Lairy Mary from outside the Off Licence taking the piss makes no difference.
In times of uncertainty, (And Daylight) they follow protocol. And Mary even has a handbag with her.
The Commanding Officer at least, see's the Daily Slag's headline the next morning.
"Half Blind Lady Trampled to Fuck in Police Rout Debacle"
"Miss Mary Bristleditch 173, was recovering last night in a Lewisham Hospital Corridor after being trampled to fuck as Police fled from a "Terrorist Hose" attack.
Her ordeal, which left her bruised, bleeding, and bewildered, wearing nothing but her own soiled bloomers and whalebone corset, sparked out cold in the street.
A Police spokesperson, when asked about the incident, said to our reporter this morning "Fuck off you nosy Discordian cockrotter". Which was strange, because she's actually a Wesleyan Methodist. She later prayed for him.
To burn in hell.
Miss Grizzlebitch said earlier, "I thought one of them was going to help me across the road, so I reached out to take his arm, but he just gave me such a smack upside my head, that I fainted away, soiling myself as I fell under their great stampy boots."
She said. "As I drifted out of consciousness, I thought they were my Stan's boots, marching home from his far off Flanders Ditch"
A tear comes to her rheumy old eye."Why are you stamping on me head Stan"? Did I do something wro
. . . . . " and she's out like a light. "There's always one or two, who spoil it for the rest"
Sir Henry Himlaugh, Lord High Sheriff of Westminster said earlier. "And if the Police respond in the brusque, vigourous manner
we train them to respond in, well, yes there will be casualties
", before voiding his stomach over a nearby child.
But mostly, everyone had a brilliant day.