Posted on Jan 11, 2010 in Politics
I don’t normally do these sort of posts, but after reading this story; Myleene Klass ‘bemused at police knife warning’ I was full of rage.
According to her agent and publicist Jonathan Shalit (agent to some of Britains best stars, such as Makosi, Biggins and Dani Behr)
“She is not looking to be a vigilante, and has the utmost respect for the law, but when the police explained to her that even if you’re at home alone and you have an intruder, you are not allowed to protect yourself, she was bemused.”
So you can debate the wisdom of waving a knife at youths (children?) rather than telling them just to fuck off all you want, however what is interesting is the police seems to have a different version of events.
But a statement from Hertfordshire police said: “Officers spoke to reassure the home owner, talked through security and gave advice in relation to the importance of reporting suspicious activity immediately to allow officers to act appropriately.”
It added: “For clarification, at no point were any official warnings or words of advice given to the home owner in relation to the use of a knife or offensive weapon in their home.”
Mr Shalit could not immediately be reached for further comment.
I bet he couldn’t, not surprising given the history of dubious Myleene related stories in the press; e.g. having a go at NHS maternity care, oh noes I’m stuck to hospital bed (might be true, but it’s just stupid) and the story she told the Sun about a meeting between Derren Brown and Derek Acorah, despite it not being true, read Derren Brown’s Tricks of the Mind for the full story.
However Google news now has 200+ reports of this story where Myleene’s word is taken as fact giving us more Britain’s gone ‘elf and safety mad tabloid nonsense while giving Myleene lots and lots of free publicity.
EDIT: 22:01 11/01/2009
Oh what a bizarre co-inky-dink it seems Myleene is also currently promoting her new ITV1 series Popstar To Operastar.