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Default A lion, a horse and a man called Tony Fox

For those who think that the Victorian police were a lot of bunglers and that the modern force could run rings round them, here's a bit of an eye-opener.

A police force has defended spending 20,000 investigating a man's death after his ghost was said to have told psychics that gangsters had forced him to drink petrol and bleach.
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An inquest this week recorded a verdict of suicide after hearing there was no evidence of foul play. However the coroner, Peter Brunton, queried the murder inquiry held after mediums tipped off police, suggesting that the words "lion, a horse and a man called Tony Fox" were significant.
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Detectives visited a dozen pubs called the Red Lion and Black Horse from Burry Port to Tregaron. They even visited the Feathers hotel in Aberaeron because there is a statue of a horse outside.
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A police source said: "We are becoming a laughing stock. We went haring across the country looking for a lion, a horse and someone called Fox based on info from cranks. Not surprisingly, it turned out to be a wild goose chase which cost at least 20,000 in time and resources."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/no...ds-death-ghost
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Great story Chris-
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