|The arresting officer perusing Cllr Brookes' porno display|
Lunchtime shoppers in Oakham High Street got more than an eyeful when Oakham Town Councillor Martin Brookes forced open the town noticeboard and displayed a shocking portfolio of hard core porno!
He then proceeded to encourage passers by, regardless of age, to admire the pictures! Needless to say Cllr Brookes was arrested at the scene and taken away by the police.
Inspector Monks of Oakham Police station told the Rutland Mercury “It’s not nice if people use a public notice board to display offensive pictures and I won’t tolerate it.”
The bizarre selection of pornographic images portrayed a practical demonstration of a little known fringe fetish known as vegetable sodomy which is usually confined to groups who don’t have access to proper sex toys such as prison inmates and long-term unemployed.
After his release by the police, Cllr Brookes, who hasn’t worked in years, said “The Assistant Town Clerk said it did not portray a good image for Oakham. My answer is that it is a minority of the people residing in Oakham who feel they can treat me in this disgusting manner”. Later on Cllr Brookes stated on his blog: ”I am told if I went to a special school I should be excluded from being a Councillor. I don't think this is correct. If I am charged and convicted for display offensive images it may come out I was charged as a young man for petty theft.”
He later accepted a police caution for the offences of criminal damage and displaying offensive images, though he refused to say who it was who was in the pictures with the carrot. All that is known about the person in the pictures is that he was male and blonde.
Brooksy, who is male and blonde, also outraged Oakham residents by his refusal to pay the repair bill for the criminal damage he caused because he is unemployed, even though he is a regular in Oakham’s pubs.
In November 2011 Cllr Brookes was found to be wholly unfit to be a councillor and was disqualified from holding any public office.