Man Charged Bill Bailey
Tour Van Theft!
ON 26 October 2015, a van outside
the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool hit the headlines all over the world.
Comedian and musician, Bill Bailey, was performing at the venue and just
before he went on stage his tour van stolen from outside. It was reported to
have been found 3 days later in Tuebrook. The comic to tweet his thanks to
the Police and the:- "good people of Liverpool" for their
help. Mr Bailey's manager then told the press that it had suffered
"minor" crash damage. Merseyside Police, on 4 December 2015, issued
a press statement saying:-:- "Francis Whittaker, aged 35, of Lynx Way, L12, was
arrested and charged with the offence of burglary in relation to the
incident at the Philharmonic and also charged driving while disqualified. He
was remanded in custody overnight and has since appeared before the
Magistrates in Liverpool."