Wednesday 18 October 2017

Nicked while naked

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been caught hiding naked in a panic room at his luxury Spanish villa.

Convicted drug trafficker Mark Lilley went on the run in 2000 when he skipped bail during his trial. Lilley (41), from Warrington, Cheshire, was found wearing no clothes and hiding in a panic room concealed behind a wardrobe in his bedroom, which featured a four-poster bed. After going on the run, Lilley was sentenced to 23 years in jail in his absence for masterminding a large-scale drug operation and firearm offences.

SAILOR'S TENNIS TUMBLE

A yachtsman had to be rescued by a lifeboat after he dislocated his shoulder when he jumped into the water to celebrate Andy Murray's win at Wimbledon.

The 45-year-old was on board his friend's yacht Bliss, moored at Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight. He was injured when he dived into the sea, and had to be brought ashore by the Cowes RNLI lifeboat before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

HOLY KA-CHING, BATMAN

It is the comic book cover that captured the grim visage of an older, wiser – and meaner – 'Batman'.

Now, the 1986 pen and ink creation – drawn by writer/artist Frank Miller – that is the cover to 'The Dark Knight Returns No 2' will be sold next month in Dallas by Heritage Auctions. The comic is expected to go for more than half-a-million dollars.

SHELLING KILLS PRISONERS

Shells smashed into a central prison in the embattled ancient Syrian city of Aleppo, killing prisoners, a human rights group said.

The explosions killed six prisoners, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which communicates with a network of activists on the ground. It was not clear who fired the shells.

PARTRIDGE PREMIERE

The premiere of fictional DJ Alan Partridge's new film will be held in his home city of Norwich after a campaign by fans.

The film 'Alpha Papa', starring Steve Coogan, was shot at locations across Norfolk. A Twitter campaign dubbed Anglia Square Not Leicester Square has called for the movie to be premiered in Partridge's home city.

MURRAY QUITS AFTER SLUR

Colin Murray is quitting Radio 5 Live for talkSPORT a month after BBC bosses had to apologise when his weekly 'Fighting Talk' show included a section on how openly gay presenter Clare Balding could be "turned around".

The Northern Irishman will join the station next month to present a weekday sports show.

Irish Independent

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