The young woman’s screams are getting louder now and more urgent sounding. What’s going on next door? Then her voice becomes a strained whimper as she pleads – “Please don’t hurt me, I’ll do absolutely anything.” “I don’t want to use this knife,” the man growls, “but I will if you don’t do exactly as I say.” “Lie on the floor,” he says, “face down and don’t move.” Now I can hear another man, and the sounds of furniture being knocked over and doors slamming. Then I hear the BBC announcer’s voice say – “And next, on Radio 4, the shipping forecast.”
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