The sheriff of Rottenstall pictured
in the great hall of Cloughfold Castle before discovering that the ceremonial Sheriff 's Chain of Office had been
purlioned from his private quarters. It is rumoured that the gold chain will have been stripped of its jewels and melted
down to enable ease of disposal.
At a early morning press conference the Sheriff declared a fatwa on Robin Nodialhood and his band of thieves
including Little Jack, Alan Ademon, and Friar Roger Tuck stating that this latest heist was the final straw. A
dawn raid was carried out at The Blue Boar Inn a known meeting place for the forest based gang, and a
number of villagers arrested but as yet not charged with any crime. A mole in the tax collection office has heard
that because the coffers at the castle were nearly empty of groats , talk of a new tax on water wells and horses
grazing grass at the side of highways, even one for windows !! and an increase in tax for ale & ciggies of course.
Robin Nodialhood was
unavailable for comment at the present time he is believed to be holed up with his gang of men somewhere in the
Forest Of Rossendale. A rare linograph of the outlaws is printed here ............................................................
kindly donated by the Caxton Press.
Robin of Loveclough as he was formerly known before being stripped of his Earldom has always insisted that he
framed for the crime of treason by the Sheriff and has been trying to clear his name ever since, and vowed to
carry on harrassing Rottenstall till the truth is revealed.
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