Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Contender for headline of the week

Here's an early contender for headline of the week from the Medway Messenger - Hearse joyrider had meat cleaver down trousers. It certainly fulfils the criteria of building a picture in the readers' minds and encouraging people to read on. Haven't most newspapers banned 'joyriders/joyriding' though? And given the short last line why not 'jogging bottoms' instead of trousers? Still, a cracking headline. 
Hat-tip to @danbloom1

1 comment:

  1. So much to love about this story, which tends to suggest that it was not so much the joyriding which led to the prison sentence as the "possession of a bladed article." And of course, the generic picture of the court building to illustrate a story about a criminal case.