A local "much loved rogue" killed himself at the weekend and the local police took it on themselves to shut down the A500 (the main road through Stoke on-Trent....basically a mini motorway) so that the family could tie flowers and balloons to the central reservation, which are now causing jams as people slow to look at them. Inevitibly mum has referred to him as "my little soldier boy" Tributes to dad killed on A500 strangely he is not unknown to the local constabulary and courts, his CV including for the last few months including....... 14/8/2009 FENTON: Teenager Nathan Foreman, who has pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog while dangerously out of control in a public place, will be sentenced next month after the preparation of a pre-sentence report. --- 23/6/2009 FENTON: Teenager Nathan Foreman has pleaded not guilty to being the owner of a dog which caused injury while dangerously out of control in a public place on March 7 this year. The 18-year-old, of Manor Street, Fenton, also denied assaulting Rachel Shufflebotham occasioning her actual bodily harm on the same date. --- 30/5/2009 FENTON: A teenage father broke into a primary school near to his home and 12 days later committed criminal damage at a car sales premises. On both occasions 18-year-old Nathan Foreman had been drinking, North Staffordshire magistrates heard. The defendant, of Manor Street, Fenton, pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal at Christchurch Primary School, Fenton, on May 8 and criminal damage at MRM Car Sales at Fenton on May 20. He further admitted breaching a community order for burglary at Afford Rent A Car, Fenton and breaching another community order for an attempted burglary at McDonalds, Fenton. He was jailed for a total of 120 days. --- 25/5/2009 FENTON: Teenager Nathan Foreman has been remanded in custody after being questioned about an alleged burglary at a school. The 18-year-old, of Manor Street, Fenton, is charged with carrying out a burglary at Christchurch Primary School, in Fenton, with intent to steal. He also faces an allegation of criminal damage on a different day. --- Looks like up north (can't remember if it was Bradford or Bolton) isn't the only place with loveable rogues/little soldiers killing themselves on the roads...luckily this one only damaged the bark on the tree he hit.