Newport's masked crime fighter said he wanted to 'strike fear into criminals'

South Wales Argus: COMIC-BOOK VIGILANTE: Tanis Baker was dressed in black body armour, was masked and armed with a wooden sword and smoke bombs in Newport's Beechwood Park COMIC-BOOK VIGILANTE: Tanis Baker was dressed in black body armour, was masked and armed with a wooden sword and smoke bombs in Newport's Beechwood Park

A COMIC book-loving vigilante wanted to strike fear into criminals to avenge a street attack on him.

Tanis Baker, 21, dressed in black body armour, masked his face with a balaclava and armed himself with a wooden sword and smoke bombs, at Beechwood Park around 12.30am on September 6.

Cwmbran Magistrates Court heard yesterday how he sat crouched on top of the park gates keeping watch for criminals when he was spotted by a police officer.

Believing he was carrying a Samurai sword, the officer called for backup and the police helicopter was scrambled and dog handler was called.

Baker, of Hendre Farm Drive, fled into the park and hid in bushes near the children’s play area.

He was arrested and led officers further into the park where he had hidden two rucksacks, one containing clothes and the other holding seven smoke grenades.

He told police in interview he was a "vigilante in a costume" and that he wanted to help people in trouble.

The barman, who works for Riley’s Snooker Club, said he belived he was the "eyes and ears" of the police on the streets and wanted to strike fear into criminals.

Baker pleaded guilty to having an offensive weapon in a public place at yesterday's hearing.

Louise Warren, defending, said whilst the offence took place in a public place, no one but the police officer involved saw him.

The court heard Baker was bullied for many years and struggled growing up in his neighbourhood.

He was attacked by a gang of youths whilst out with his sister a year ago, but police were unable to find the offenders.

Since then Baker has wanted to help the police to protect society, magistrates were told.

When asked what he would have done if he encountered a crime, Baker admitted he had not thought that far ahead.

A probation officer, who assessed him, said the comic book fan seemed to get confused between fantasy and reality and sometimes had trouble distinguishing between what was in comic books and what was real life.

Sentencing him to a 12-month supervision order, chair of the magistrates, Paul Lavin, said: "You may have thought he were helping but you caused a lot of trouble. Do not do this in future or else you’ll be in big trouble."

Baker must also complete 60 hours unpaid work and pay £85 court costs.

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2:16pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Howie' says...

I think that this guy needs help and support, not being sentenced in court and especially not having his name, picture and place of employment in the Argus. I bet he will now be vilified and mocked in equal measures on a daily basis.
I think that this guy needs help and support, not being sentenced in court and especially not having his name, picture and place of employment in the Argus. I bet he will now be vilified and mocked in equal measures on a daily basis. Howie'

4:13pm Sat 22 Sep 12

arjwain says...

well said howie
this poor guy needs a lot of professional help .

but im sure some one will benefit from his 60 hours unpaid work .
what a country .
well said howie this poor guy needs a lot of professional help . but im sure some one will benefit from his 60 hours unpaid work . what a country . arjwain

5:37pm Sat 22 Sep 12

gordelpus says...

This guy either needs to reduce his use of class A drugs or get some treatment for paranoid schizophrenia. Good luck with either.
This guy either needs to reduce his use of class A drugs or get some treatment for paranoid schizophrenia. Good luck with either. gordelpus

6:58pm Sat 22 Sep 12

b3talover says...

gordelpus wrote:
This guy either needs to reduce his use of class A drugs or get some treatment for paranoid schizophrenia. Good luck with either.
Are you his clinical psychologist? If you are, what are you doing putting confidential patient data on a public forum? If you aren't, how are you able to readily diagnose an individual as being a paranoid schizophrenic and know that he is taking class A drugs from information gained in a newspaper article?
[quote][p][bold]gordelpus[/bold] wrote: This guy either needs to reduce his use of class A drugs or get some treatment for paranoid schizophrenia. Good luck with either.[/p][/quote]Are you his clinical psychologist? If you are, what are you doing putting confidential patient data on a public forum? If you aren't, how are you able to readily diagnose an individual as being a paranoid schizophrenic and know that he is taking class A drugs from information gained in a newspaper article? b3talover

7:03pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Clark Gwent says...

I meet people who "get confused between fantasy and reality" regularly when walking through Newport city centre. They ply me with leaflets that claim that they can communicate with a giant invisible magic man who runs the universe, and tell me that if I join them I too will be able to do this. The main difference between them and this guy (way to overreact, Cwmbran magistrates!) would appear to be one of consensus.
I meet people who "get confused between fantasy and reality" regularly when walking through Newport city centre. They ply me with leaflets that claim that they can communicate with a giant invisible magic man who runs the universe, and tell me that if I join them I too will be able to do this. The main difference between them and this guy (way to overreact, Cwmbran magistrates!) would appear to be one of consensus. Clark Gwent

6:55am Sun 23 Sep 12

Dolieboy says...

Maybe for his 60 hours, he could work at Alton towers as a super hero.
Maybe for his 60 hours, he could work at Alton towers as a super hero. Dolieboy

6:55am Sun 23 Sep 12

Dolieboy says...

Maybe for his 60 hours, he could work at Alton towers as a super hero.
Maybe for his 60 hours, he could work at Alton towers as a super hero. Dolieboy

11:25am Sun 23 Sep 12

Rugby Warrior Paulo says...

Poor guy. Hope he gets the help he needs now that his identity has been made public. Giving him 60 hours of help would have been more beneficial.
Sometimes this country makes me want to vomit.
Poor guy. Hope he gets the help he needs now that his identity has been made public. Giving him 60 hours of help would have been more beneficial. Sometimes this country makes me want to vomit. Rugby Warrior Paulo

12:12pm Sun 23 Sep 12

digispamman says...

section him under the mental health act.
section him under the mental health act. digispamman

1:10pm Sun 23 Sep 12

aevs74 says...

I think it is an absolute disgrace that Natalie Crockett and the Argus team have printed this guys details for all to see.
Clearly the paper hasn't considered the possible problems this could cause.

The story is entertaining without us knowing private details, you may have made this young mans life even more difficult.

Natalie/Argus you are a disgrace to journalism. If I was Tanis I would take legal action.
I think it is an absolute disgrace that Natalie Crockett and the Argus team have printed this guys details for all to see. Clearly the paper hasn't considered the possible problems this could cause. The story is entertaining without us knowing private details, you may have made this young mans life even more difficult. Natalie/Argus you are a disgrace to journalism. If I was Tanis I would take legal action. aevs74

3:42pm Sun 23 Sep 12

evearthur says...

Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"
Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave" evearthur

4:15pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Howie' says...

evearthur wrote:
Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"
Should we 'name, shame and humiliate everyone who is on benefits and has an xbox? also seems to me he has taken a low paid job so would now be off benefits. Whats your point?
[quote][p][bold]evearthur[/bold] wrote: Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"[/p][/quote]Should we 'name, shame and humiliate everyone who is on benefits and has an xbox? also seems to me he has taken a low paid job so would now be off benefits. Whats your point? Howie'

4:29pm Sun 23 Sep 12

deepex says...

Totally agree with aevs74. Was there any need for Natalie Crockett to name the poor guy? He obviously needs help and now his picture, address and place of work is published by a newspaper that does not care about ruining his life. He will now be the attention of more bullies and will probably lose his job.... and be back on benefits as he will struggle to get a new job with a criminal record.
Totally agree with aevs74. Was there any need for Natalie Crockett to name the poor guy? He obviously needs help and now his picture, address and place of work is published by a newspaper that does not care about ruining his life. He will now be the attention of more bullies and will probably lose his job.... and be back on benefits as he will struggle to get a new job with a criminal record. deepex

5:52pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

"he wanted to help people in trouble"

It sounds like his heart is in the right place. If someone could find a way to help him channel both his concern for the victims of crime and his love for comic books down a more realistic and productive path then he might be able to turn his life around into something a whole lot more positive. Hope he gets to that liberating stage one day.
"he wanted to help people in trouble" It sounds like his heart is in the right place. If someone could find a way to help him channel both his concern for the victims of crime and his love for comic books down a more realistic and productive path then he might be able to turn his life around into something a whole lot more positive. Hope he gets to that liberating stage one day. Katie Re-Registered

6:07pm Sun 23 Sep 12

PortORico says...

Howie' wrote:
I think that this guy needs help and support, not being sentenced in court and especially not having his name, picture and place of employment in the Argus. I bet he will now be vilified and mocked in equal measures on a daily basis.
Well said Howie. Poor decision by Argus to portray this case in the way it has
[quote][p][bold]Howie'[/bold] wrote: I think that this guy needs help and support, not being sentenced in court and especially not having his name, picture and place of employment in the Argus. I bet he will now be vilified and mocked in equal measures on a daily basis.[/p][/quote]Well said Howie. Poor decision by Argus to portray this case in the way it has PortORico

8:14pm Sun 23 Sep 12

chris227 says...

sounds a tall storey to me he seems to fit in with newport the most dysfunctional town in the uk
sounds a tall storey to me he seems to fit in with newport the most dysfunctional town in the uk chris227

10:16am Mon 24 Sep 12

ncfcr says...

What a complete and utter non-story.

Are the magistrates for real? Dress up like a superhero with a stick in your hand again, and you'll be in big trouble?

I LOL'd my pants off at that part. What a waste of public finance.
What a complete and utter non-story. Are the magistrates for real? Dress up like a superhero with a stick in your hand again, and you'll be in big trouble? I LOL'd my pants off at that part. What a waste of public finance. ncfcr

10:17am Mon 24 Sep 12

ncfcr says...

What a complete and utter non-story.

Are the magistrates for real? Dress up like a superhero with a stick in your hand again, and you'll be in big trouble?

I LOL'd my pants off at that part. What a waste of public finance.
What a complete and utter non-story. Are the magistrates for real? Dress up like a superhero with a stick in your hand again, and you'll be in big trouble? I LOL'd my pants off at that part. What a waste of public finance. ncfcr

11:57am Mon 24 Sep 12

barrie says...

They should name and shame the freak. You can't go hiding with a sword waiting for criminals to come along. He is a danger to the public. What if someone was walking their dog and he jumped out? He should be locked away for his own good
They should name and shame the freak. You can't go hiding with a sword waiting for criminals to come along. He is a danger to the public. What if someone was walking their dog and he jumped out? He should be locked away for his own good barrie

2:57pm Mon 24 Sep 12

slushy says...

Rugby Warrior Paulo wrote:
Poor guy. Hope he gets the help he needs now that his identity has been made public. Giving him 60 hours of help would have been more beneficial.
Sometimes this country makes me want to vomit.
Poor guy. its this type of crime that gets to court and convicted . . . meanwhile what i class as real crime is mainly unsolved . . . i see him as an easy target for a statistic. he needs help and gets punished instead. the justice system is appauling.
[quote][p][bold]Rugby Warrior Paulo[/bold] wrote: Poor guy. Hope he gets the help he needs now that his identity has been made public. Giving him 60 hours of help would have been more beneficial. Sometimes this country makes me want to vomit.[/p][/quote]Poor guy. its this type of crime that gets to court and convicted . . . meanwhile what i class as real crime is mainly unsolved . . . i see him as an easy target for a statistic. he needs help and gets punished instead. the justice system is appauling. slushy

2:59pm Mon 24 Sep 12

slushy says...

aevs74 wrote:
I think it is an absolute disgrace that Natalie Crockett and the Argus team have printed this guys details for all to see.
Clearly the paper hasn't considered the possible problems this could cause.

The story is entertaining without us knowing private details, you may have made this young mans life even more difficult.

Natalie/Argus you are a disgrace to journalism. If I was Tanis I would take legal action.
Well said. . . its disgusting
[quote][p][bold]aevs74[/bold] wrote: I think it is an absolute disgrace that Natalie Crockett and the Argus team have printed this guys details for all to see. Clearly the paper hasn't considered the possible problems this could cause. The story is entertaining without us knowing private details, you may have made this young mans life even more difficult. Natalie/Argus you are a disgrace to journalism. If I was Tanis I would take legal action.[/p][/quote]Well said. . . its disgusting slushy

8:32pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Deletionista says...

Things wrong with this:
You, the author of this article are a hack, and I hope you get yours for advertising both the man's place of residence and place of work. You deserve to be sued.
The Police, what a wonderful waste of your expensive resources, for what was essentially a person in 'fancy dress'. And also, a young man, trying to do right and stop crimes that you can't be bothered to attend or look
into, and you fine him etc.
The essence of this, I have to admit is brilliant and I give full Kudos to Tanis. However, it shouldn't be up to him to have to do this. If the police could do their jobs properly, there would be a lot less need for this kind of revolutionary act.
Things wrong with this: You, the author of this article are a hack, and I hope you get yours for advertising both the man's place of residence and place of work. You deserve to be sued. The Police, what a wonderful waste of your expensive resources, for what was essentially a person in 'fancy dress'. And also, a young man, trying to do right and stop crimes that you can't be bothered to attend or look into, and you fine him etc. The essence of this, I have to admit is brilliant and I give full Kudos to Tanis. However, it shouldn't be up to him to have to do this. If the police could do their jobs properly, there would be a lot less need for this kind of revolutionary act. Deletionista

8:36pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Deletionista says...

evearthur wrote:
Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"
And I pity people that know you and your narrow minded opinions.

By the way, I call my place a 'Fortress' doesn't mean I have a moat and archers on patrol.

The fact that he actually has a job, completely nullifies your comment!
[quote][p][bold]evearthur[/bold] wrote: Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"[/p][/quote]And I pity people that know you and your narrow minded opinions. By the way, I call my place a 'Fortress' doesn't mean I have a moat and archers on patrol. The fact that he actually has a job, completely nullifies your comment! Deletionista

8:37pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Dee-Gee says...

evearthur wrote:
Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"
I think, on balance, I'd rather see the bullies of Ringland in court than this poor chap.
[quote][p][bold]evearthur[/bold] wrote: Its not a shame he's been named and shamed! I know him and he deserves exactly what he got. He's just made himself an easier target for the bullies of ringland in if he wanted a better life he would have done something with it instead of spending years on benefits playing Xbox in his dads flat which they renamed "the batcave"[/p][/quote]I think, on balance, I'd rather see the bullies of Ringland in court than this poor chap. Dee-Gee

8:45pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Dee-Gee says...

Deletionista - while I broadly agree with much of what you say, the police had no way of knowing whether that sword was real or not without the benefit of hindsight. I'd rather they sent a helicopter for a wooden sword than, say, two unarmed bobbies for a real one.
Deletionista - while I broadly agree with much of what you say, the police had no way of knowing whether that sword was real or not without the benefit of hindsight. I'd rather they sent a helicopter for a wooden sword than, say, two unarmed bobbies for a real one. Dee-Gee

8:48pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Deletionista says...

Dee-Gee, I completely understand and agree. Just trying to point out the 'slight' overkill.
Dee-Gee, I completely understand and agree. Just trying to point out the 'slight' overkill. Deletionista

2:11pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Pontylad says...

slushy wrote:
aevs74 wrote:
I think it is an absolute disgrace that Natalie Crockett and the Argus team have printed this guys details for all to see.
Clearly the paper hasn't considered the possible problems this could cause.

The story is entertaining without us knowing private details, you may have made this young mans life even more difficult.

Natalie/Argus you are a disgrace to journalism. If I was Tanis I would take legal action.
Well said. . . its disgusting
Great Journalism, How this " NewsPaper " has survived is beyond me, If this isnt bullying by the Argus, i dont know what is. Already had problems and now you have made him an even bigger target.
[quote][p][bold]slushy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aevs74[/bold] wrote: I think it is an absolute disgrace that Natalie Crockett and the Argus team have printed this guys details for all to see. Clearly the paper hasn't considered the possible problems this could cause. The story is entertaining without us knowing private details, you may have made this young mans life even more difficult. Natalie/Argus you are a disgrace to journalism. If I was Tanis I would take legal action.[/p][/quote]Well said. . . its disgusting[/p][/quote]Great Journalism, How this " NewsPaper " has survived is beyond me, If this isnt bullying by the Argus, i dont know what is. Already had problems and now you have made him an even bigger target. Pontylad

3:23pm Tue 25 Sep 12

sc0ttrs says...

Gosh, Batman, this camel grass juice is great.
Beware of strong stimulants, Robin.
Gosh, Batman, this camel grass juice is great. Beware of strong stimulants, Robin. sc0ttrs

5:25pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Dai the Milk says...

Terrible overreaction. A helicopter for a toy wooden sword? I couldn't get a panda car for a real burglar. The copper would have been better off calling for Zorro.
Where the hell are we going? Gutter journalism too.
Terrible overreaction. A helicopter for a toy wooden sword? I couldn't get a panda car for a real burglar. The copper would have been better off calling for Zorro. Where the hell are we going? Gutter journalism too. Dai the Milk

10:10pm Tue 25 Sep 12

real comment says...

I HAVE OVER A SPAN OF 50 YEARS SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE VALLEY'S AND THERE IS NO INCENTIVE TO WORK. NOT ALL BUT THERE IS A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF LOW LIFE'S
I HAVE OVER A SPAN OF 50 YEARS SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE VALLEY'S AND THERE IS NO INCENTIVE TO WORK. NOT ALL BUT THERE IS A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF LOW LIFE'S real comment

12:37am Wed 26 Sep 12

segasuas says...

Leave the lad alone. What he did wasn't right and he knows that. If I was attacked and nothing done I would be out looking too!There are a group of free runners in ringland. they are the roof top runners. There are drug dealers going around openly in their flash cars in Newport, yet the police stop this guy! Time to back off and look at real criminals!
Leave the lad alone. What he did wasn't right and he knows that. If I was attacked and nothing done I would be out looking too!There are a group of free runners in ringland. they are the roof top runners. There are drug dealers going around openly in their flash cars in Newport, yet the police stop this guy! Time to back off and look at real criminals! segasuas

9:34am Wed 26 Sep 12

SizzlerTrainers says...

segasuas wrote:
Leave the lad alone. What he did wasn't right and he knows that. If I was attacked and nothing done I would be out looking too!There are a group of free runners in ringland. they are the roof top runners. There are drug dealers going around openly in their flash cars in Newport, yet the police stop this guy! Time to back off and look at real criminals!
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]segasuas[/bold] wrote: Leave the lad alone. What he did wasn't right and he knows that. If I was attacked and nothing done I would be out looking too!There are a group of free runners in ringland. they are the roof top runners. There are drug dealers going around openly in their flash cars in Newport, yet the police stop this guy! Time to back off and look at real criminals![/p][/quote]Spot on. SizzlerTrainers

4:45pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Chin Chiller says...

A 12 month supervision order !!!! The only crazy or mad thing about this episode is this guy is not made a local councillor or Mayor of Newport , I hope he continues his one man fight against crime and long may he watch from Ringland library roof or anywhere else he chooses .Long live the Ringland Ninja and may the Cape Crusader's battle against evil that is apparent on all our estates continue , its a pity our police are not as vigilant !!!!
A 12 month supervision order !!!! The only crazy or mad thing about this episode is this guy is not made a local councillor or Mayor of Newport , I hope he continues his one man fight against crime and long may he watch from Ringland library roof or anywhere else he chooses .Long live the Ringland Ninja and may the Cape Crusader's battle against evil that is apparent on all our estates continue , its a pity our police are not as vigilant !!!! Chin Chiller

8:23pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Serpent_terror says...

Deletionista wrote:
Things wrong with this:
You, the author of this article are a hack, and I hope you get yours for advertising both the man's place of residence and place of work. You deserve to be sued.
The Police, what a wonderful waste of your expensive resources, for what was essentially a person in 'fancy dress'. And also, a young man, trying to do right and stop crimes that you can't be bothered to attend or look
into, and you fine him etc.
The essence of this, I have to admit is brilliant and I give full Kudos to Tanis. However, it shouldn't be up to him to have to do this. If the police could do their jobs properly, there would be a lot less need for this kind of revolutionary act.
Well said and I agree with you this guy was only trying to do something to help even if it was a bit strange the way he went about it still they should not have named him he needs help and to put it on here so people can take the **** nice one Argus
[quote][p][bold]Deletionista[/bold] wrote: Things wrong with this: You, the author of this article are a hack, and I hope you get yours for advertising both the man's place of residence and place of work. You deserve to be sued. The Police, what a wonderful waste of your expensive resources, for what was essentially a person in 'fancy dress'. And also, a young man, trying to do right and stop crimes that you can't be bothered to attend or look into, and you fine him etc. The essence of this, I have to admit is brilliant and I give full Kudos to Tanis. However, it shouldn't be up to him to have to do this. If the police could do their jobs properly, there would be a lot less need for this kind of revolutionary act.[/p][/quote]Well said and I agree with you this guy was only trying to do something to help even if it was a bit strange the way he went about it still they should not have named him he needs help and to put it on here so people can take the **** nice one Argus Serpent_terror

12:26pm Thu 27 Sep 12

LouieH says...

Well, I like this guy. He isn't crazy he is probably just left with a bitter taste after being beaten up. The Police are so god **** useless these days. If you were beaten up and then nothing was done about it you would feel extremely insecure and with good reason! (most people would). That kind of injustice could lead to all sorts of things. What if he was just a bit drunk and upset, probably thought it was a good idea, we all do stupid harmless things at some point in our lives.

And for the police officer who thought that a wooden sword was a samurai sword and scrambled a freakin helicopter I have one answer... I think that the police are SUCH wimps that any excuse to NOT catch hardened criminals is a good excuse... The amount of times I called the police from the (unnamed) bar that I worked in in Newport to say
"hi its Louie from the 'pub' again there's another massive fight here"

they would always respond the same way...

"how many people involved sir?"
- "all of them"
"ok we will see what we can do thanks byeee"

And NOBODY would turn up WHAT SO EVER ... because they were probably up the park playing catch me catch me with this harmless guy.

"hey Bobby, if we chase this guy we wont have to go find the real hard guys!" - "good Idea Bob!"
Well, I like this guy. He isn't crazy he is probably just left with a bitter taste after being beaten up. The Police are so god **** useless these days. If you were beaten up and then nothing was done about it you would feel extremely insecure and with good reason! (most people would). That kind of injustice could lead to all sorts of things. What if he was just a bit drunk and upset, probably thought it was a good idea, we all do stupid harmless things at some point in our lives. And for the police officer who thought that a wooden sword was a samurai sword and scrambled a freakin helicopter I have one answer... I think that the police are SUCH wimps that any excuse to NOT catch hardened criminals is a good excuse... The amount of times I called the police from the (unnamed) bar that I worked in in Newport to say "hi its Louie from the 'pub' again there's another massive fight here" they would always respond the same way... "how many people involved sir?" - "all of them" "ok we will see what we can do thanks byeee" And NOBODY would turn up WHAT SO EVER ... because they were probably up the park playing catch me catch me with this harmless guy. "hey Bobby, if we chase this guy we wont have to go find the real hard guys!" - "good Idea Bob!" LouieH

12:59pm Thu 27 Sep 12

ngtarr says...

we don't need to be prosecuting someone like this. we need more of them assisting the police. one sure way of helping with newport's crime rate woes.
we don't need to be prosecuting someone like this. we need more of them assisting the police. one sure way of helping with newport's crime rate woes. ngtarr

7:23pm Thu 27 Sep 12

Flash heart says...

So he gets attacked by a gang of youths, sentenced to do community work and now the Argus lays the boot into him as well. Nice work Natalie!
So he gets attacked by a gang of youths, sentenced to do community work and now the Argus lays the boot into him as well. Nice work Natalie! Flash heart

9:59am Sat 29 Sep 12

Clark Gwent says...

Flash, Natalie is secretly in love with him. Anyone who knows anything about superheroes would suss this.
Flash, Natalie is secretly in love with him. Anyone who knows anything about superheroes would suss this. Clark Gwent

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