Oh, and in Peterborough, fishermen have produced evidence that Eastern European immigrants are catching swans and eating them - a story dismissed originally as an 'urban myth'.
You couldn't make it up.
Except, of course, he could. In fact, 'you couldn't make it up' seems to be the way he's ends a story where he has done just that.
What 'evidence' is he talking about?
Presumably he's referring to the story published in the Mail a few days ago, where some very general claims were made (mainly about fish) with absolutely no hard evidence produced to back them up. If it's as common a problem as the Mail makes out, you'd think there might be photographic proof at least.
Yet even the Mail seemed unsure about the swan claims:
The swans are allegedly captured with bread on barbed snares before they are hauled in from the River Nene in Peterborough, and clubbed to death.
Moreover, the RSPCA were forced into issuing a statement specifically rejecting the claims:
To date the RSPCA has not received sufficient evidence that any particular person or group of people is responsible for the death of swans in this area.
Our inspectors and animal welfare officers have investigated all allegations, but at this time there is nothing to suggest the deaths are connected or deliberate.
Perhaps Littlejohn would just like to clarify exactly what evidence he's talking about...just so people don't think he is, in fact, making it up after all.