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Editor's soaking in the stocks

Readers of a Lincolnshire weekly paper had a chance to exert their revenge on the local press recently after the editor was locked up in the stocks.

Charles Ladbrook, editor of the Market Rasen Mail, was subjected to a fundraising soaking when he was pelted with wet sponges in the town’s market place to raise money for the St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice in Grimsby.

The event was used to attract publicity for a family fun day which was being held for the same cause the following day.

Charles said: “I was very pleased to do it. A local lady who was organising the fun day asked me to join in to gain publicity and it was well worth doing.

“We raised more than £100 for the children’s hospice which is a very good cause.

“I cleared off on holiday the next day though so I didn’t get too much stick for it!”

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