Alicia Court is a quiet cul de sac, or rather a pair of them (culs de sac?) off Southgate Street in God's own ward, Abbeygate. I am not aware it has ever been the subject of high drama. It is true that the bin lorry failed to get down one of the culs once, and that Mrs Kyprianou the hair salon manager got herself a lot of publicity with a petition against proposed yellow lines - but this is minor compared with what Mrs F and I saw today.
There we were on our bikes at the Southgate Green end of Southgate Street, when we heard the familiar police siren. We naturally pulled up to let the car pass, but never saw a police car whiz past us nor heard any more sirens.
This seemed a bit odd. However, as we got to Alicia Court, on idly looking at its entrance from the road we saw the car, two policemen and a worried looking car owner. What's really exciting is that Mrs F thought she saw them putting handcuffs on him.
I hadn't got my camera with me, stupidly, but I wonder what the police would have thought of my snapping them in action?