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WAWIBF... Carl Myles

11 August 2006

Carl Myles is a 20-year-old Welshman. Say no more, you might think. And you might be right. But you might also be a racialist. Maybe you need to think about that. So anyway, last month Myles was walking home from a party, worse for wear to the tune of 12 pints of super-strong cider. Plus of course, he was Welsh, so who knows what was going on in his brain when he spied Snowy, an 11-month-old goat by the side of the road. We can only assume - judging by the fact that Myles then bundled Snowy into the backseat of a nearby Volvo - rape. Or, if you will, kiddie-fiddling. But, happily for Snowy, it wasn't to be. For no sooner had Myles got the stolen car into first gear than he crashed it into a nearby tractor and passed out. Two hours later however, Snowy was dead.

There can be little satisfaction for Snowy's owners, the Batt family, knowing that as of last week, Myles has been disqualified from driving, must pay a fine and put back 120 hours of community service. None of this will bring Snowy back. 'Snowy was my seven-year-old granddaughter's pet,' says dad Terry Batt, 'and she is quite upset.' If there is a bright side here, it is that Snowy wasn't violated before she died. So really, there isn't much of a bright side. It's just another failed night out on the pull in Swansea.



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