Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Road Block

The corner of London Road and Victoria Street this morning

The drive to work this morning was almost over before it started. A white and blue plastic tape marked POLICE blocked off the end of Victoria Street from London Road.

Beyond it perhaps 20 police men and assorted cars, vans, and equipment. It took two forms to be filled and a supervisor to satisfy before I was allowed to drive under the tape…

It’s hard to describe the atmosphere around where I live for a past couple of weeks. At times (such as this morning) there’s the initial surprise at finding the road blocked, and then the increasingly familiar sensation of being an extra in some police drama. Unreal. Just like the crime itself.

Wonder if I’ll be allowed to park the car at home this evening?



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