File this under amusing but not vital use of local journalist’s time.
The Bristol Evening Post reported the results of it filing a freedom of information request to Avon and Somerset Police. The request revealed that 223 people over 70 were arrested by the force in 2007 and 2008 for a range of serious and low-level crimes.
The oldest was a 99-year-old for an allegation of house burglary and theft. He was closely followed by a 92-year-old arrested for giving a positive breath test.
Just 23 of those arrested were women. However, it was a 71-year-old woman who was arrested for the most series offence, conspiracy to murder, and an 80-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm – the oldest woman to be detained.