I do think there's something remarkable about this video - the way it captures someone seized by the moment to do something really extraordinary.

Just look at the timing - if Lola hadn't jumped onto the adjoining wall at that precise moment, it would never have happened. And then, in a brainflash, Mary Bale (not Bell, as previously misheard) simply gives in to temptation - too delicious to resist. She'll never be able to plead momentary loss of sanity: that wouldn't usually be accompanied by a quick look up and down the street to see if the coast is clear.

And finally, ITN simply had to repeat the offending action, zooming in very slightly, as if to say "No, you're not mistaken, this really did happen".

Completely marvellous.

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