Plank craze warnings


A WEB page has been set up urging people to take part in the controversial craze of planking.

The Facebook page ‘Motherwell planking’ wants social networkers to post their own pictures of them taking part in the act which involves lying on the stomach in an unusual location.

Bold participants featured on the Motherwell page include a man planking across the entrance of the town’s police station and on top of an empty police car.

But thanks to the ‘Motherwell planking’ page, the phenomenon is growing in this area with a mass plank held in the town centre on Saturday. Plans are already in the pipeline for a similar event at Strathclyde Park in July.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, June 9.