Feeds

Slovakian fountain stunt groom released

Wedding back on as dad says 'sorry' for nude escapade

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The Worcestershire builder cuffed for jumping naked into a fountain in Bratislava during drunken stag night revels and subsequently slapped with a two-month jail sentence for his trouble has been released, the BBC reports.

Stephen Mallone, 25, was arrested on 26 May, and looked likely to miss his 15 June wedding to 22-year-old Kerry Stokes following his "fast-tracking" into chokey. His parents Susan and Chris quickly flew to Slovakia, while the Foreign Office and his MP Bill Wiggin confirmed they were "offering assistance".

In the end, it was an FO-appointed legal team which secured Mallone's release, and Wiggin praised their efforts and described himself as "delighted" at the news. He added: "I have spoken to him and he is over the moon. The whole family are drained, but they are all very relieved."

Mallone's dad, meanwhile, was tasked with apologising for his son's behaviour. He said the escapade was "in good humour but was a stupid act", stressing that the family "unreservedly apologise for any distress or offence caused by Stephen to the people of Bratislava".

He did, however, deny that "any sexual or lewd act" took place in the water feature - a reference to local news reports that Mallone was cracking one off when the boys in blue intervened. He also bemoaned the fact that his son had "been denied legal representation and access to a phone". ®

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.