The BBC has the scoop:
Police have taken a dim view of a man’s glowing garden gnome and threatened him with arrest unless he removes it.
The solar-powered policeman figure stands sentinel in the garden of Gordon MacKillop’s home in Treovis, near Liskeard.
His neighbour, former policeman John McLean, says the gnome is annoying and upsets buyers viewing his home.
Now police have served Mr MacKillop with a notice for “placing a garden gnome with intent to cause harassment”.
I for one can’t wait for Gnomeo and Juliet, which should help extirpate this residual anti-gnome sentiment. Racism, in whatever form, is ugly. Just say Gnome to AntiGnomianism.