A man found dead at a vicarage near Bristol may be the latest victim of the extreme Cluedo craze sweeping Britain. The Revered John Green, a former barrister, was found dead late last night next to a variety of murder implements including a gun, a candlestick and a piece of rope, all of which are now being examined by forensics.
Police were called to ‘Tudor Mansion’ on Castle Street in the town where they arrested a number of suspects, one of whom is believed to be a retired colonel.
DS, Phillip Byrne of Avon and Somerset Police said,
‘What’s baffling about this case is that we believe the body had been moved after the murder. Add to that the sheer number of murder weapons available, lead-piping, spanner and so forth, and it becomes a nightmare to solve. All I can say is, if you’re going to stage these sort of murder mystery nights, don’t leave this kind of stuff lying around. ’
‘We hope to interview the suspects later today and by a process of elimination determine the murderer, the location of the murder and the murder weapon.’
‘It’s not going to be easy because they’re playing their cards very close to their chests’
‘I shouldn’t tell you this, but I reckon it was this Miss Scarlet character. She’s a notorious crack whore who was expelled from the reverend’s choir after stealing from the church roof fund. I would say in the billiard room with the candlestick. Her prints are all over it. ‘
However, Byrne’s understudy Sergeant Clive Bennet is not so convinced. Byrne said, ‘The prints could have been a result of cross contamination because we didn’t bag stuff up properly at the station. I’d go for Professor Plum in the Dining Room with the KY Jelly. ‘
‘In the end we’ll probably just charge the black guy.’