Bishop incident was 'not mugging' Police have said they are not treating an incident involving the Bishop of Southwark as a mugging. The Right Reverend Tom Butler suffered head injuries and lost his mobile phone and briefcase after a drinks reception at the Irish embassy on 5 December. He reported the matter to police thinking he been robbed near his home in Streatham, south London. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said it was not being treated as a mugging but as a case of missing property. In The Guardian newspaper the bishop is reported as saying: "The problem is, I don't remember anything. This has been a difficulty from the start. A supposition "I told the police I arrived home without my briefcase and with bruising on my face and a gash on the back of my head. "I went to the doctor the next day and was told my injuries were consistent with a blow to the head, so I assumed I had been mugged, but that's a supposition. I am hoping the police will be able to be clearer." Last week, a spokesman for the bishop said the prelate was so bruised in the attack he was not able to wear his mitre the following day. On Monday, a spokesman for Mr Butler said: "The Bishop of Southwark attended a reception in Belgravia on Tuesday evening. He left the reception to travel home by public transport. "When he arrived home he was without his briefcase and mobile phone and had several fresh head wounds. He reported the matter to the police and sought medical attention." The police spokesman said: "Our inquiries are continuing into the incident, which is not being treated as a street robbery but as a case of missing property."So watch out after your Christmas parties! Take Care Y'All John
Monday, December 11, 2006
One Bladdered Bishop!
Today a surf around the news sites brings up the story of the Bishop who was mugged last week. Only the police are saying a differing story- did a Bladdered Bishop take a tumble? I couldn't possibly speculate... (the below is the news story from the BBC News Website)