Amelie recorded that a few hours before the attempted murder outside her bedroom window, but I told her I didn't have time to upload it before the Detective Inspector came round.
Having been doorstepped by an Argus reporter yesterday afternoon, and then had a D.I. on my sofa for ten minutes, I'm now at liberty to reveal that the "major incident" which welcomed in the new year around these parts was a tragic fall from a fourth-floor window. The kind of entirely accidental fall which results in five people being arrested for serious assault.
Sussex Police have named it 'Operation Winton', presumably because it involves being shoved through a hole in the wall, and have been camping it up outside the block for most of the weekend. Yesterday we had the forensic team taking photos of the building, which is handy, because it might encourage the council to fix the holes in the pebble-dash, while today brought the Scientific Support Unit, who had a chat outside our bathroom window about how it might have happened. Sadly, I couldn't hear their conclusions over Lisa's electric toothbrush.
My favourite element of the story so far, however, is the brief Argus report on the incident, which states that the injured man was "believed to have been at a function in the building". I know Lisa likes to call our entrance hall 'the lobby', but that aside, they clearly don't know the place at all. Calling anything around here a 'function' is like describing the Ford Prison riot as a cocktail soirée.