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Car park at the front of the Tearoom


Syke Farm Tearoom, Buttermere Sykefarm.Buttermere


We offer Traditional


Farmhouse style food with a variety of homemade cakes scrumptious breakfasts afternoon teas and lunches


These include Gluten Free and


Vegan options, introduced at the beginning of 2018 and these have proven to be a huge success!


Our experienced cook Cathy is the creator of our unique cake display and diverse lunch menu. She makes everything on the premises, including the fruity chutneys and savoury pastries


Cathy’s aim is to ensure that all our customers leave Syke Farm Tearoom smiling and sustained!


We offer generous afternoon


teas, these are booking only on 017687 70277


Serving a variety of loose leaf tea and locally roasted seasonal espresso blend


Dogs of all shapes and sizes are lovingly welcomed


WHO SHOT THE MONOCLED MUTINEER?


Cumbrian GP’s new book reveals how police covered up the truth about the death of one of Britain’s most wanted criminals.


A retired local doctor has exposed the truth about the violent end of Percy Toplis – a rapist and murderer known as the ‘Monocled Mutineer’ who was shot dead near Penrith, Cumbria while on the run in 1920.


Author Jim Cox (pictured above) lays bare the facts in a real-life whodunit to be published in March and concludes that the bullet that killed Toplis did not come from a police gun, as officially recorded.


Toplis acquired the Monocled Mutineer tag because of his habit of posing as an army officer and because of claims, now discredited, that he took part in a mutiny on the Western Front in 1917. His story has long fascinated the British public and the media – the BBC’s fictional version drew huge audiences in the ‘80s.


Percy Toplis was a flamboyant conman with numerous aliases and a brazen penchant for


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hiding in plain sight. Born in Derbyshire in 1896, he soon turned to crime and at just 15, was jailed for rape. He then clocked up a long list of crimes, finally graduating to murder in 1920. After shooting dead a taxi driver and knowing there were witnesses who could identify him, Toplis went on the run.


The search for him became an intense national manhunt when he shot a policeman and farmer while sheltering in an abandoned farmhouse near Tomintoul in the Highlands. Armed and dangerous, he was shot dead, supposedly by the police while being captured. A jury took just three minutes to agree that he was justifiably killed by police officers and the case was closed.


Percy Toplis


material and drawing on his medical knowledge as he examined details in the autopsy report, Cox has focused on many factual inaccuracies in the official version of events of Toplis’s death. In his book, he sets the record straight on what happened that day and why the police lied.


He said: “I had no idea what


I might uncover when I embarked on the research for this book but hearing the rumours that there was a cover-up for so long, convinced me that there was more to this story than meets the eye.


However, the description of Toplis’s death prompted Cox, former pupil of Keswick School and resident of Applethwaite near Keswick, to start investigating. Cox had long heard rumours that the police were not responsible for his killing. Locals pointed the finger not at the police but at a Cumbrian huntsman who was widely known as ‘the man who killed Toplis’.


Through meticulous research of archive


“It’s extraordinary that the significant coverage this case has garnered over almost 100 years, has not detailed the troubling inaccuracies which I’ve found. I believe that my book is therefore the most definitive account of the real story of the so-called Monocled Mutineer.”


‘The Truth about the Monocled Mutineer’ is available from Bookends, 19 Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8SY and 66 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5DX and online at bookscumbria.com priced at £10.00.


Dr. Jim Cox OBE ISSUE 424 | 22 MARCH 2018 | 26


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