"Archaeologists channel spirit of Rastamouse as robber returns iPad to police in Liverpool"
My eye was caught by the above stunning headline while browsing Facebook, and the story itself is a wonderful one. My sources are here, and here and a little extra digging thanks to Big Heritage's Facebook page:
This is possibly my favourite news story for some time, because it just gets better and better: Thief has the poo scared out of them (amusing) Victims have positive approach to forgiveness and rehabilitation, couched in great terms (heartwarming) National press picks up on it (yay, good use of media!) Thieves hand item in and may be traceable (wow, it worked?...) Victim quotes animated character, who in turn takes an interest (surreal, and amusing)
No idea who Rasta Mouse is? A crime solving mouse who believes in
"solving problems through mutual understanding, love and respect, and without resorting to punishment. Rastamouse's ethos is redemption and not retribution — "make a bad ting good" — helping wrong-doers to redeem themselves from their mistakes." Here he is tracking down some stolen art:
Images from Big Heritage