Dying bat had rabies.
The animal was found in an alley by a member of the public in Staines, Surrey, last month and moved under cover before being taken into the care of experienced bat conservation volunteers. But it died two days later. Its body was taken to laboratories and initial tests proved positive for a strain of rabies common in bats across northern Europe.
PC quits force
A POLICE officer who was under investigation on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug has resigned.
Merseyside Police Constable Ian Jessermino, 23, was pulled over in his car on suspicion of drink driving last month.
He pleaded guilty to drink driving at Birkenhead Magistrates' Court on October 4 and was banned from driving for 12 months and fined pounds 270.
He had been suspended on full pay while an internal investigation was carried out into the drug allegation.
WINDOW cleaning is the most dangerous job in the UK, while being a vicar is one of the safest, according to a new report.
The threat of falling off a ladder was given as the main reason for ranking the job so highly in a league table of risky occupations. Churchill Insurance said window cleaning was more dangerous than being a lifeguard or performing in a circus.
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Oct 16, 2004|
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