Not Saussure

September 9, 2006

‘Gnome surrender’ over garden ornament

Filed under: civil liberties, Garden gnomes, harassment, Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 11:07 pm


Facing threats of arrest and prosecution, a man has vowed to keep a glowing gnome on display in his garden.

Gordon MacKillop, 46, was woken in the middle of the night two weeks ago by two police officers who warned him that the solar-powered gnome, which is dressed in full police uniform and is accompanied by an alsatian, was offensive to his neighbour.

The officers served him with a notice under the Protection From Harassment Act 1997 for “placing a garden gnome with intent to cause harassment to Mr John McLean”.

Daily Telegraph


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