And finally… blindingly obvious

It could have been the perfect crime – but a man who allegedly tried to steal a venetian blind was forced to ditch his loot to escape arrest.

Northamptonshire Police have released images showing the man’s absurd attempt to conceal the large blind down one trouser leg and up the back of his jacket.

Staff members grew suspicious of the man who entered their Dunelm Mill store on Sunday afternoon and followed him up a nearby canal path, where he allegedly dropped the blind before making off.

The blind was damaged as a result.

Police are continuing efforts to trace the man.

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