FRENZY ENDS IN TANK CHAOS
Four Glasgow men were arrested after a drink frenzy ended in tank
chaos. Horrified onlookers saw the four stag night revellers career
down Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow in a Challenger 2 Tank.
Fourteen vehicles were destroyed as the 42 ton tank ploughed over
parked cars and two sets of traffic lights before disappearing into
the treeline of nearby Queens Park.
Two police pursuit vehicles collided when the leader of the drunks
climbed into the commander's turret and let off smoke bombs which
disguised the tank's escape. Army units eventually cornered the
tank when it drew to a halt outside a pub in Shawlands.
The tank is said to have been stolen from a nearby barracks and
it is thought that one of the four men manning the hi-tech battle
tank had links to the Territorial Army.
Jim Muir was a member of the stag night, but he refused to join
the others in stealing a tank:"It started off just as a night
of drink frenzy, then somebody said that they knew a guy who could
give us the keys for a tank."
CHALLENGER 2 TANK AFTER DRINK FRENZY
The four men will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court
accused of stealing a tank, destruction of property, breach of
the peace, driving a Challenger 2 tank without a licence and various
other traffic offences.
The trial of the four was halted last month after
the crown's main witness, the MOD, refused to confirm or deny
that it had been missing a tank that night.