Strange pair horde thousands of socks

Published: 22nd January 2009

Strange pair horde thousands of socks
A pair of men from Southport have been the focus of a reflection by a local newspaper which remembers the interesting tale surrounding their unhealthy obsession with socks.

The Southport Visitor remembered the tale of two unnamed guys who used to trawl through bars looking for people and their socks, photographing the individuals and sealing their socks in sandwich bags for future reference.

After several years, the duo collected the hosiery en masse to the point where the house had an 18-inch thick carpet made of socks.

One officer told the paper: "It was like there had been an explosion in a sock factory and socks had blown all over the place. In my 25 years with the police I have never seen anything like it."

Although not as weirdly obsessed with footwear, former Spice Girl Mel B recently sang her praises for silly socks.

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