Four have been left dead and seven injured after recently released BBC weatherman Michael Fish (68) went on a rampage in BBC Television Centre armed with a carrier bag filled with magnetic weather symbols and a pointy multi-purpose walking stick.
Eye-witnesses who survived the initial frenzy have described how a passer-by calling out for her friend Gail set the unstable ex-Meteorological Doctor in a rage "Fish’s eyes immediately ‘glazed over’ and rolled back in his head, he exclaimed “THAT F****** WOMAN” before indiscriminately laying into everybody who got in his way".
Until September, Mr Fish remained incarcerated in HMP Billy Butlin on the Isle of Wight having being charged with Gross Meteorological Negligence in 1990 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Fish was found guilty of 2 counts of unduly confident weather forecasting, which resulted in 286 deaths.
Fish recently completed a rambling third person novelised account of the 1987 Hurricane ominously titled Blame it on the Weatherman, in which he describes how he had in fact been referring on air to Irish snooker champion Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and had tried in vain to reassure viewers that Higgins was not on his way to Britain to lay waste to the seedy bars and clubs around London.
Unless ‘that woman who phoned in’ twenty-five years ago can be identified and located, the situation may escalate beyond anybody’s wildest imaginings. One nightmare scenario is that Fish will gain access to a helicopter; the Met Office is now on lockdown and the Chubb lock has been firmly engaged and checked twice.