Last Thursday, staff found a Dalek plunger arm and a ransom note on a doorstep.An operation to re-attach the victim's severed, er, limb is expected shortly.
The note read: "We are holding the Dalek captive. We demand further instructions from the Doctor."
But in Tuesday's phone call, the thieves said it had become "too hot to handle" and had been placed on Glastonbury Tor.
Oh yes, and from the ABC :
Australian hostage Douglas Wood has been rescued in a military operation in Iraq, Prime Minister John Howard says.It's unlikely that anyone connected to the Iraqi allies who rescued him will read this: nonetheless, Ta, Mates. Thanks also to the Usual Suspects who gave a helping hand.
"I am delighted to inform the House that the Australian hostage in Iraq, Mr Douglas Wood, is safe," Mr Howard told Parliament.
"Mr Wood was recovered a short while ago in Baghdad in a military operation that I am told was conducted by Iraqi forces in cooperation in a general way with force elements of the United States."