crud7
Issue 7 of Crud fanzine was released today and once again made front page news when Colwyn councillers slammed the fanzine for running a ‘999 Fun Phone-in’ advert where it was suggesting you could have ‘hours of fun’ and ‘calls are free – just dial 999 from any call box and leave the phone off the hook.’ This issue also ran a mock article about the North Wales Police Chief, Gordon Anglesea, stating he had produced an acoustic demo-tape. He threatened to sue the fanzine as did BBC journalist Arfon Roberts who was falsely attributed to writing an obscene poem, he stated ‘I have been libelled by these horrible people and their horrible magazine.’ Neil Crud also received a threat of legal action from Express Newspapers for printing a cartoon of Rupert Bear growing cannabis. The zine, although still selling at 25p a copy, now had a print run of 5000 and had added record shops in North Devon as further outlets to North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.