Well, shit. Apparently he got the crap kicked out of him for no reason at a bar on New Years. The police thought he was drunk because he was slurring due to head injuries.
So much for "the quiet life."
Travels by Narrowboat S3E7 (Amazon Video)
Makes me wonder if the American version of this would have been a shooting.
44 years, I've still never been involved in a serious crime. Fortunate.