How could I forget to post about this shocker!
Police Hunt Armed Man in Simonstone
Last week of school, was dropping girls off as usual and noticed the road I usually use on the way to work blocked by a policeman. Assumed it was a traffic accident and carried on as usual. Another parent came rushing up to me as I was getting girls out of car and told me that there was an armed man on the loose in the area and that the school was in "lock-down". Sure enough all the children were being escorted straight into school and there were police patrolling around.
Turned out to be over cautious but in the light of Derrick Bird and Raoul Moat I suppose no-one is taking any chances these days.
Fortunately, it was all over by lunchtime but a worrying morning at first.