River of Whiskey Misspelling

Too much bourbon being consumed by Scotland’s ‘boys in blue’, perhaps? In a four-paragraph media notice sent out the other day, about a lorry of Scotch being stolen in Coatbridge, the word ‘whiskey’ is used….only seven times.

And not only that, one of the brands is mis-spelt, ‘Dewers’.

As one journalist recipient of the notice, observes: “Scotland’s biggest police force, with 7500 cops and an army of admin staff, all publicised by a score of media officers, and between them…..”

The notice reads: “Police at Coatbridge are continuing enquiries following the theft of a lorry containing whiskey from a yard in Coatbridge on Friday 15 August 2008.

“Around 2300 hrs on Friday 15 August, the red coloured, ‘Boyle Transport’ articulated lorry with a curtain-sided trailer was stolen from the Europa Worldwide Logistics yard in Hornoch Road, Coatbridge. The lorry contained around 3,000 cases of whiskey worth approximately a quarter of a million pounds.

“The empty lorry and trailer was recovered at a lay-by on the A8 between Langbank and Port Glasgow around 1700 hrs the next day, Saturday 16 August 2008. The types of whiskey which have been stolen are William Lawson’s Blended Whiskey, Aberfeldy Malt Whiskey, Dewers Special Reserve and Glenlivet Malt Whiskey.

“Detective Sergeant Kenny Dalrymple at Coatbridge CID would like to speak to anyone who has any information regarding this theft. He would also like to hear from anyone who is offered the sale of cut price bottles of whiskey. He can be contacted on telephone number 01236 502000. Alternatively calls can be made via CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.”

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