Thanks 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?
mostly 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.
is good for your wallet. I was surprised to get a phone call a couple of days ago from Reveal magazine for some photographs that I took almost exactly 6 years ago.
Hey Ho. More power to the elbow..
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.
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).