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Friday, August 10, 2007


MadnessWe have come to a pretty poor state of affairs when Nanny starts using the mental health laws to arrest people for doing things she doesn't approve of.

Isn't that what they used to do in Soviet Russia?

Think I am exaggerating?

Well, the other day Mark Davies was taking a casual swim in the river Severn, near Sabrina Bridge Worcester, as one does! Then, before you can say:

"Right mate you're farking nicked!"

Errrr...he was!

Seemingly some passers by assumed he was in difficulties, and they alerted the rescue services.

A total of 25 firefighters, three fire engines and two rescue boats were involved in trying to rescue him, while about 200 people watched.

He eventually came out of the water at Cathedral Steps, and was propmtly arrested under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.


"I was examined by a doctor

who said there was nothing wrong with me

and I was let out after two hours at the police station.

There is no law that says you cannot swim in the river.

The river Severn is a lovely river.

I generally have a little dip around the

Cathedral and Diglis.

For me a swim down the river is not a problem.

I have swum in rivers across Europe

Whilist it may have been more sensible for Mr D to warn the authorities that he was going to take a dip, and whilst swimming in the Severn may not be advisable for all and sundry.

Why did Nanny use the mental health act to arrest him?

Why not simply arrest him, if that was her desire, for wasting police time?

I cannot say that using mental health laws to arrest people for doing "eccentric" things, that Nanny disapproves of, exactly fills me with confidence.

Suffice to say, Mr D will be telling the "authorities" before he takes his next dip!


  1. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Yet again, I totally fail to understand what's going on here.
    If it's not illegal to swim in the Severn:
    (a) why should you warn the authorities about your intention to do so?
    (b) why should you be held responsible because someone called the rescue srvices?
    (c) with all those officials milling around might not one of them asked the guy if he needed help?
    (d) why (other than he pissed someone off) was he arrested?
    (e) what the hell has the Mental Health Act got to do with any of this?
    (f) should not all the officials involved in this stupidity be, themselves, examined under the Act?

  2. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Agreed. It's the police that need to change their behaviour, not Mark Davies.

  3. Anonymous11:49 AM

    It is loony time,yes ?

    So, one must not swim in the river without informing the police ?
    OK.picture the scene.
    It is 9am -day off, hot boring and you want a phone the local filth...........and what do they say ?
    Ok - let's do it, bollock naked is not an option, but - all together now,1 2 3 !

  4. Anonymous2:19 PM

    They have a quick and easy solution these days. They can just issue him with an ASBO.

    Then is he swims again he can be deemed to have broken the terms of the ASBO even if not acting illegally.

    Breaking the terms of an ASBO is illegal though and therefore he can be jailed for doing something perfectly legal.

    Such are the laws of our country these days.

    Why do lawyers get paid so much?

  5. Isn't that what they used to do in Soviet Russia?

    I think they still do it. I think I read something a few weeks ago about a journalist that was critical of the Russian regime being detained in a mental health hospital.

    This is crazy though. Maybe all those that rushed to arrest him should be detained under the mental health act.

  6. Anonymous8:59 AM

    A very insane situation, additionally did you know this law is being sued to snatch children off caring parents? Apparently if a mother is depressed post natal or even remotely the social sevices can snatch the baby and put it up for adoption, in a family caught where they are penalised and arrested for contempt of court if they speak out.

  7. Don`t you know? Social workers are superheros. I mean who else "has superpowers" and "a cloak of invisibility!". The only thing the present "childrens act" protects, is "power hungry", "baby snatching", social workers!. All it does for familys, is tear them apart in complete serecy, and then sell the babys off. The adoption industry in this contry is growing (fueled by "forced adoption" from parents who have never been convicted of anything, and are not even allowed to tell anyone, or they could go to prison.