BOMBER WORKED FOR CRIME LORD
SHADOWY FIGURE KNOWN ONLY AS THE STRAW MAN
MILITIA POWERLESS TO STOP HIM?
NEW BABBAGE, NB — The North Fells Track Bomber, Mr E Grady of Phaeton's Landing, was merely a contract worker for a New Babbage villain known only as 'The Straw Man', the New Babbage Free Press has learned, through a trusted source.
Few details about the arrest and interrogation of the bomber have been released to the press since his arrest last month -largely lost in the abject madness and confusion of what has come to be known, ominously, as Marsh Gas January- but the a trusted source has stated that while the Militia was able to squeeze very little information from the bomber, they were able to ascertain the nom de plume of the entity who the dangerous gentleman worked for, someone known in the underground as The Straw Man.
Allegedly the bomber never met The Straw Man face to face, and so cannot comment on who this shadowy figure may be, or even what his intentions are, twisted though they may be.
The New Babbage Militia was unavailable for comment at the time of printing.