You know how bad things have become when the crime riddled (so we're told) USA is warning it's citizens about to travel to Britain of the dangers here.
The US State Department has told it's citizens to be on the look out for many dangers in Britain including rape (tellingly enough by unlicensed cab drivers - say no more), muggings, cash machine scams and strangely it warns them to be wary of having their drinks spiked (would that be tea or coffee?).
They're also warned not to walk in parks after dark and to be wary of 'train derailments'.
Bizarre stuff, but from a Britons point of view a bit scary really.