Thanks to a reader

burgy2Thanks to a reader of this blog I have some screen grabs of the “Burgy” out on a job. When Mike Tindall was banned from driving I was at Reading Magistrates court. Can you tell which one I am?

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Today I have been…

leonard-veenendaal-ppuk002mostly sitting on a doorstep 150 miles from home. An early start (about 0530hrs) followed by a two and a half hour drive. Parked up out side the targets house, whilst the reporter did a door knock. The target’s wife answered and there was no way that the target was going to speak to a reporter.

A couple of hours later a friend of the target did a reccy of the street looking for the reporter and a photographer, fortunately I slipped under the radar, when the target left the house about another hour later, the friend of the target went to distract the reporter, the wife came out and started the car, two minutes later the target legged it from a side entrance and jumped in the passenger seat. Job Jobbed and the target didn’t know he’d been done.
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Bit Bloody Chilly

From Paul Burgman/PressPhotosUK.com  8th January 2009.  Mike Tindall leaves court after being banned from Driving for Three Years for Driving with Excess Alcohol, at Reading Magistrates Court.  Paul Burgman 075 88 66 9580

From Paul Burgman/PressPhotosUK.com 8th January 2009. Mike Tindall leaves court after being banned from Driving for Three Years for Driving with Excess Alcohol, at Reading Magistrates Court. Paul Burgman 075 88 66 9580

It was a bit chilly today, not freezing, but cold enough for a long sleeve polo shirt underneath the fleece. The job today was Mike Tindall (Zara Phillips’ long term Rugby playing boyfriend) was at Reading Magistrates Court today.

Having managed to drag out the court case for something like 8 months, he was finally found Guilty of Drink Driving and banned from Driving for Three Years.

According to the Guardian Newspaper

The Gloucester and England centre admitted being over the legal limit when police he was pulled over in his Range Rover by police on the M4 near Newbury, Berkshire, on 13 March last year, the morning after a day at the races. He was found to have 91mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, 11mg over the legal limit.

The 30-year-old, of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, was also ordered to pay a £500 fine and £75 costs when he appeared before Reading magistrates’ court.

Tindall, the boyfriend of the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Phillips, was stopped as he was driving to Twickenham to watch a Six Nations match between England and Ireland.

He was out of the England side at the time because of a liver injury suffered playing against Wales in February, and was due to do a television commentary on the game.

Israelli Embassy Protest

From Paul Burgman/PressphotosUK.com  Demonstrators in Kensington High Street near the Israelli Embassy.

From Paul Burgman/PressphotosUK.com Demonstrators in Kensington High Street near the Israelli Embassy.

What Burgy doing news, and not celebrity shite? Actually not that uncommon recently most of the stuff that I have been doing is vaguely news orientated. Which is a damned sight more fun than endless celebrity doorsteps without any story. So today I ended up in London amongst the Parking Nazis to photograph the protest, I was originally planning on doing the march as well, but unfortunately I had something come up, so didn’t bother with the march, which to honest was probably as dull as ditch water.

The Protest was a little more interesting, however, whilst the Met Police have learnt what a press card is, and demand them produced at every opportuntity, they don’t seem to understand that we are there to record and not to participate in the news, so they really don’t need to police us in the same way as the protesters. We don’t throw things, because usually the things that we carry cost to much to throw (I might feel diferently if I used Nikon).

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