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Charlie Mann laughs off arrest on Polish-Ukrainian border


Charlie Mann, whose cavalier spirit as soon as helped him experience within the Velka Pardubicka on a faux selfmade licence, was on Tuesday capable of see the humorous facet after being arrested in Poland final week when getting too near the Ukrainian border.

The retired coach travelled over to Poland in April as a part of an help mission for these affected by Russia’s struggle with Ukraine.

He left once more on Wednesday and returned residence on Saturday, however had an “attention-grabbing” encounter with the navy.

“It was like the good escape,” mentioned Mann, who give up coaching final yr.

“We received arrested on Friday by the Polish military on the border with Ukraine. I suppose we have been too near the border taking a look.

“They’ve received these telegraph poles with cameras on each 50 yards or so. I used to be watching this one go spherical following me. I believed it was a bit humorous after which three Polish troopers on motorbikes flew up and arrested us. They took us to the barracks and it was a bit daunting as a result of they received a bit fierce.

“We have been there for about three hours – they wished to high quality us £2,500 however we received them all the way down to £600. I managed to nick a military cap off the wall, so I’ve received a pleasant momento.”

Mann, having suffered a career-ending neck harm, printed his personal using licence to participate within the fearsome Velka Pardubicka in 1995, a race he gained on Its A Snip.

Recollections of which may have been evoked, though Mann advised his jaunts could also be over.

“It was all for the navy, supplying the Ukrainian military with arms for need of a greater phrase,” he added.

“We took helmets, flak jackets, all model new stuff, however the AK-47s are on the following journey!

“That was the second journey and I ought to assume will probably be the final. I really feel like I’ve been in additional nicks than Ronnie Biggs!”

Courtesy of Racing Submit.


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