The Stowaway by James Shearer | Script Revolution

The Stowaway

Every cloud has a silver lining.



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Jim and Ann live in Putney, south west London.

Living below the flight path of one of the world's busiest airports has its downsides — though very, very occasionally, when a stowaway falls from lowering landing-gear, it can be beneficial.

(Many years ago — back in the 1970s — I was a uniformed police officer at Putney, west London. I presume, due to security at far-flung airports being a lot less stringent back then, stowaways falling from the undercarriage of aircraft on final approach to Heathrow was pretty common. Often they travelled with all their worldly possessions — not all of it legal.)

Submitted: April 28, 2021
Last Updated: January 20, 2023

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The Writer: James Shearer

Hello all Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a former Scotland Yard Specialist Operations detective. During my career (and in addition to routine murder squads), I served on both the Central Drug Squad and the Regional Crime Squad. Whilst serving on the former, I was part of a team responsible for seizing the (then) largest illicit cocaine hydrochloride consignment to be landed in the UK — a tonne of coke tracked from Venezuela to London utilising a US DEA satellite. When on the latter squad, one notable success was the recovery of paintings belonging to the Beit collection: masterpieces stolen by both the IRA and later, an infamous Dublin criminal, Martin Cahill, known as The General... Go to bio

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