Guilds President, Mark Mearing-Smith was taken by surprise this evening when a team of Mascot Raiders dressed in RAG t-shirts and masks stormed the Guilds Office. Allegedly informed of the hiding places of the CGCU Mascots by CGCU RAG Coordinator Alice Rowlands the group of eleven mascoteers proptly confiscated phones and disconnected computers to prevent the defending Guildsmen from raising the alarm.
The raid occurred at approximately 8pm when the RAG Team knew that Guildsmen would still be in the office slaving away the night before the Annual Great Egg Race. With the CGCA Dinner only two nights away, Spanner was not in his usual hiding place but instead out in the meeting room with the intention of giving him a polish. Initially confused at not being able to locate Spanner, the marauding bunch of thieves were only alerted to it's presence when Mearing-Smith tried to make a dash for the exit with it. Putting up a valiant fight, Mearing-Smith was eventually overcome and, once the mascots were safely removed, treated to a bit of a jolly up and down the corridor.
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By 11pm Trojan Horse had been mobilised and, with the help of a handy pair of bolt cutters and an angle-grinder, Chris the Collecting Tin joined Davy the Lamp in Guilds possession. Like all responsible partakers in mascotry the padlock to the RAG Safe was replaced and the new keys promptly delivered to the RAG Team.
Spanner and Bolt will be auctioned back to Guildsmen tomorrow night at the CGCU RAG Slave Auction. CGCU will also exchange Chris the Collecting Tin if RAG can raise the same amount to get their mascot back. CGCU will also be offering Miners the chance to reclaim Davy ahead of Saturday's Bottle Match. The crunch will see if Miners value Davy as highly as Guildsmen value Spanner and Bolt. Who will raise the most to have their mascots returned?
CGCU RAG Slave Auction takes place in the Union Bar from 7pm. Spanner, Bolt, Chris and Davy will be auctioned along side Guilds Exec members, Union Sabbaticals and Mech Eng Senior Tutor, Shaun Crofton.