APR 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Charged After Germaine Greer Held
University professor Germaine Greer is recovering after allegedly
being held against her will at her home in Essex.
19-year-old female student has been arrested following the incident at
the £500,000 house in Saffron Walden on Monday night.
woman, who has not been named, has been bailed to appear before
magistrates in Harlow on 4 May
has been charged with unlawful imprisonment and assault occasioning
actual bodily harm.
Greer is professor of comparitive literature at Warwick University. It
is her second stint at the university and she rose to international
prominence in 1970 when she published the Female Eunuch.
a column written for this Saturday's Weekend section of the Daily
Telegraph after the alleged attack, Ms Greer talks of her feelings
1994 she invited homeless people to come and stay in her farmhouse,
but the first person to take up the request was an undercover Mail on
Sunday reporter who wrote a diary of his three day experience.
have no signs saying 'Private Property' or 'Keep Out' or
'Trespassers will be prosecuted', but the mad glint in my eyes is
meant to speak volumes.
am as territorial as a robin, who will drill his beak into the skull
of any interloper robin who wanders on to his patch."