Nasty story from West Derby: Burglars have broken into Frank Maudsley's house and pinched his guitars.
The bassist with a Flock Of Seagulls might have lost more, too - he arrived home early from holiday to find stuff lined up in the hallway waiting for a second pick-up.
It's been upsetting - of course - as the Echo reports:
The bassist and singer, who tasted chart success with Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) back in 1982, said: “It’s horrible being broken into. You feel violated. We came home to absolute chaos and mess and we’re absolutely devastated.”
It might be worth Pete Waterman thinking about this the next time he starts to squeal on Channel 4 News that having a few tracks downloaded without a license is like being burgled. Because, clearly, it isn't.