This is the very same police force who now say that they have enough evidence to put Fred Maclean away for a long time. This announcement followed the discovery of a dried woodmouse body behind the woodburning stove last Friday by one of the "big ones" at Pine Tree Cottage whilst running the dastardly dust-sucker all over the floor and in the secret areas. The body was sucked into the tube, but was just too big for the implement and was therefore removed by the lady of the house. Sadly, there was nothing to stop her putting the body in the bin, and so no funeral could be held nor could the body be identified. There have been a lot of harvest mice visiting this last Summer, so he was probably just a Summer visitor. All the same, we believe he deserved more.
We also believe that there is no proof that Fred Maclean killed this little tourist, as there is a Mabel Maclean residing at the same address, and no-one appears to have seen the live mouse, or indeed a dead body being taken into the house by either feline. So we are at a standstill here. However, the police are confident that he (Fred Maclean) will eventually be caught in the act (although your reporter has his doubts). As to Mr Holmes - will his career ever reach its former glorious heights? When he asked me to go easy on him during this final report, your reporter made his excuses and left.