In a bizarre twist of fate a Shropshire traffic warden was given an early indication of an abnormality in his rectum.
Thomas Davies, 49 was on patrol in the sleepy town of Ludlow and had just taken a digital photograph of a parked car close to its expiry time. The car’s owner, Captain George Mander (retired) from Harrington Hall in Ledbury, returned to his vehicle where, according to witnesses an altercation took place.
In the ensuing melee Mr Davies’ digital camera was lodged up his rectum necessitating an emergency airlift to Copthorne Hospital in Shrewsbury.
Following its extraction doctors were amazed to discover a series of images revealing evidence of a potential abnormal blockage.
Hospital consultant, Mr Robert Johnson said, “After dislodging the camera our theatre technician checked to see if it was still working. As he scrolled through images of ticketed cars, vans and disabled scooters, he was amazed to see a polyp bulging out of the wall of Mr Davies’ rectum.“
Doctors were quickly able to commence a treatment plan, and to the delight of Ludlow residents Mr Davies was soon back on the streets with a brand new camera.
Captain Mander, 81, who faces charges of assault, abusive language and resisting arrest commented, “When I saw that damned Nazi taking photographs of Old Betty a red mist descended on me and quite frankly I lost it. I’m not sure what happened after that but I am extremely vexed to learn that, unlike him, the growth was not malignant.”