Johnny, the 17-year-old, is upstairs with a horrific cold. No wonder: he spent the whole of Wednesday out on the street in sub-zero temperatures, being “kettled” by the Metropolitan Police.
Not just any old cold – but an ‘horrific’ cold. Poor love – he’d spent the day out of doors, (as he’d planned), but with the added bonus of the police ensuring which street he was safest on, and providing drinking water and toilets, lest he be inconvenienced, so the implication is that they are responsible for his devastating illness…..
Elsewhere, teenagers are made of sturdier stuff:
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Three teenagers survived 50 days adrift in a tiny boat in the South Pacific by drinking rainwater and eating raw fish and a seagull before being rescued by a passing trawler.