‘Highjacked’ on visit to Holy Island

Photograph taken on Tuesday 09:07:2013 by Steve Neilson of Amble  on Holy Island.
Photograph taken on Tuesday 09:07:2013 by Steve Neilson of Amble on Holy Island.

On Thursday, October 3, whilst visiting Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle, my car was ‘highjacked’ by an unknown group of islanders for a period of about four hours – between noon and 4pm.

What I mean by ‘highjacking’ was actually more akin to blocking my car from moving either backwards or forwards, or to the side, by positioning two large 4x4s in front and behind the vehicle, and then manoeuvring three very large pick-up trucks alongside my Peugeot motor car blocking/prohibiting any form of movement whatsoever.

This unexpected behaviour was finally resolved at around 4.05pm, just one hour before the incoming tide would have made it impossible to proceed to the mainland and then further on to our holiday cottage in Seahouses.

We had to be back by 5pm to allow my wife to take a regular course of five pills that were required for a number of serious health conditions that she suffers.

This should offer a warning to readers of the very serious ‘hijacking’ threat when parking their vehicles within the confines of the Holy Island township.

Most streets in the village had no signs of any sort that addressed or indicated ‘No parking’ restrictions.

AF and J Castle,

Quarry Lane

Kelsall,

Cheshire