Brighton dragon slayer advertises his services on Gumtree

Vincent Whittaker of Brighton has offered his  services online as a dragon slayer

Vincent Whittaker of Brighton has offered his services online as a dragon slayer

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MEET Brighton’s very own dragon slayer.

Vincent Whittaker offers his services as an ‘experienced’ dragon slayer, willing to deal with any creature, small or large.

Former call centre worker Vincent, of Clermont Terrace in Preston Park, advertises his services on the website Gumtree.

He said he is hopeful the dragon slaying may turn into a full time career opportunity after receiving dozens of responses since the advert went online.

Vincent said: “There has been an overwhelming response so far.

“If the calls keep coming in then I may go full-time.”

Vincent has told how he takes his profession very seriously and has urged people not to respond to his adverts if they are “time wasters”, as he does not believe in “imaginary places like Hogwarts”.

He said: “Sometimes it’s annoying because not a lot of people know what dragons look like.

“On some call-outs I get, it just turns out to be a large cat.”

Vincent came up with the fun idea after losing his last job as a call centre worker.

“I have slain three dragons in the Brighton area and captured 12, which I then took to an animal rescue centre,” he joked. “I’ve been in training for three years after a dragon destroyed my ice cream van in Patcham.

“There’s always been a dragon problem in Brighton but no-one talks about it.”

Vincent describes Brighton’s dragons as having a European appearance, making them look a lot like dinosaurs and the dragons you see on Game of Thrones.

To combat the beasts, Vincent has constructed his own armour, made out of the bonnet of a Ford Fiesta and shaped to his body.

Vincent also revealed his strict training regime to battle dragons.

He said: “I honed my skills by tackling annoying yappy dogs and other nuisances in the area.”

Culler of dragons

LEGEND has it that St Leonard the Dragon Slayer, who lived in St Leonard’s Forest, slayed the last dragon in England in the 6th century.

According to legend, St Leonard was a French hermit who was attacked by a dragon whilst walking through the forest.

St Leonard slew the dragon after a bloody battle and as a reward, requested that snakes be removed from the forest and that the nightingales would be silent.

Legend also states that the second dragon in St Leonard’s Forest was encountered in the 17th century, when there was said to be a dragon almost 10 feet in length which was terrorising the people of the forest and the surrounding area. It is considered that the story may have been circulated by a smuggling gang to get people to avoid the area The dragons of St Leonard’s Forest stand out in British folklore, making the forest the premier location for the modern-day dragon slayer.

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6:44am Thu 5 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Wait til the UAF hear about this.
Wait til the UAF hear about this. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -7

7:17am Thu 5 Jun 14

Sussex jim says...

There is only one dragon in Brighton- the MP for Brighton Pavilion.
There is only one dragon in Brighton- the MP for Brighton Pavilion. Sussex jim
  • Score: -1

9:48am Thu 5 Jun 14

Goldenwight says...

Well he must be doing a good job- because I've never seen a dragon around B&H.
Well he must be doing a good job- because I've never seen a dragon around B&H. Goldenwight
  • Score: 19

2:24pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Andy R says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Wait til the UAF hear about this.
Huh? Looks like Brighton's got its very first shark jumper as well......
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: Wait til the UAF hear about this.[/p][/quote]Huh? Looks like Brighton's got its very first shark jumper as well...... Andy R
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Thu 5 Jun 14

UglyAmerican says...

NEWSFLASH:
Attention Whore's mother still didn't breast feed him enough as a child.
NEWSFLASH: Attention Whore's mother still didn't breast feed him enough as a child. UglyAmerican
  • Score: -2

9:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

FatherTed11 says...

Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.
Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this. FatherTed11
  • Score: -9

7:48pm Tue 10 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

"He said: “I honed my skills by tackling annoying yappy dogs and other nuisances in the area.” "

I walk down Clermont Terrace most days, and there was until recently a very yappy dog that stood in a window barking at everything outside. Not seen it lately, so maybe he's telling the truth after all.
"He said: “I honed my skills by tackling annoying yappy dogs and other nuisances in the area.” " I walk down Clermont Terrace most days, and there was until recently a very yappy dog that stood in a window barking at everything outside. Not seen it lately, so maybe he's telling the truth after all. PorkyChopper
  • Score: 1

7:19am Wed 11 Jun 14

obiwanshinobi says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.
I worked with Vince, he's paid more than his fair share of tax and was one of the hardest workers I've encountered. A great deal of people; Mr Whittaker included; were made redundant through a large closer of a call centre through no fault of their own. He's paid into the system and deserves the system's support if he is indeed claiming any benefits throughout his job hunt, although there is no mention of this in the article. Many people get very beat down and depressed when faced with redundancy, at least Vince maintains a decent sense of humour in the face of adversity which speaks well for his character .With a name like FatherTed I'd expect you to at least appreciate a good giggle rather than victimising people. Down with the sort of thing.
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.[/p][/quote]I worked with Vince, he's paid more than his fair share of tax and was one of the hardest workers I've encountered. A great deal of people; Mr Whittaker included; were made redundant through a large closer of a call centre through no fault of their own. He's paid into the system and deserves the system's support if he is indeed claiming any benefits throughout his job hunt, although there is no mention of this in the article. Many people get very beat down and depressed when faced with redundancy, at least Vince maintains a decent sense of humour in the face of adversity which speaks well for his character .With a name like FatherTed I'd expect you to at least appreciate a good giggle rather than victimising people. Down with the sort of thing. obiwanshinobi
  • Score: 11

7:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

DragonSlayerBTN says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.
I'm not on benefits the dragon slaying is keeping me going quite well thanks. Have a drink and calm down father
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.[/p][/quote]I'm not on benefits the dragon slaying is keeping me going quite well thanks. Have a drink and calm down father DragonSlayerBTN
  • Score: 3

7:37pm Wed 11 Jun 14

DragonSlayerBTN says...

PorkyChopper wrote:
"He said: “I honed my skills by tackling annoying yappy dogs and other nuisances in the area.” "

I walk down Clermont Terrace most days, and there was until recently a very yappy dog that stood in a window barking at everything outside. Not seen it lately, so maybe he's telling the truth after all.
Shhh I was never there
[quote][p][bold]PorkyChopper[/bold] wrote: "He said: “I honed my skills by tackling annoying yappy dogs and other nuisances in the area.” " I walk down Clermont Terrace most days, and there was until recently a very yappy dog that stood in a window barking at everything outside. Not seen it lately, so maybe he's telling the truth after all.[/p][/quote]Shhh I was never there DragonSlayerBTN
  • Score: 0

8:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

PorkyChopper says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.
Father Ted, you've not really been keeping up on economics and current affairs lately have you?
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.[/p][/quote]Father Ted, you've not really been keeping up on economics and current affairs lately have you? PorkyChopper
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Hove Actually says...

Who would have thought that the handle "DragonSlayerBTN" would have still been available, waiting for some gallant knight to come and claim it.
Who would have thought that the handle "DragonSlayerBTN" would have still been available, waiting for some gallant knight to come and claim it. Hove Actually
  • Score: 0

12:35am Thu 12 Jun 14

DragonSlayerBTN says...

Hove Actually wrote:
Who would have thought that the handle "DragonSlayerBT
N" would have still been available, waiting for some gallant knight to come and claim it.
I know, I was surprised too
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Who would have thought that the handle "DragonSlayerBT N" would have still been available, waiting for some gallant knight to come and claim it.[/p][/quote]I know, I was surprised too DragonSlayerBTN
  • Score: 0

12:42am Thu 12 Jun 14

DragonSlayerBTN says...

obiwanshinobi wrote:
FatherTed11 wrote:
Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.
I worked with Vince, he's paid more than his fair share of tax and was one of the hardest workers I've encountered. A great deal of people; Mr Whittaker included; were made redundant through a large closer of a call centre through no fault of their own. He's paid into the system and deserves the system's support if he is indeed claiming any benefits throughout his job hunt, although there is no mention of this in the article. Many people get very beat down and depressed when faced with redundancy, at least Vince maintains a decent sense of humour in the face of adversity which speaks well for his character .With a name like FatherTed I'd expect you to at least appreciate a good giggle rather than victimising people. Down with the sort of thing.
Thanks for the kind words.
[quote][p][bold]obiwanshinobi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: Why not get a real job like most people? No wonder the economy has been so bad. It's because of benefit scum like this.[/p][/quote]I worked with Vince, he's paid more than his fair share of tax and was one of the hardest workers I've encountered. A great deal of people; Mr Whittaker included; were made redundant through a large closer of a call centre through no fault of their own. He's paid into the system and deserves the system's support if he is indeed claiming any benefits throughout his job hunt, although there is no mention of this in the article. Many people get very beat down and depressed when faced with redundancy, at least Vince maintains a decent sense of humour in the face of adversity which speaks well for his character .With a name like FatherTed I'd expect you to at least appreciate a good giggle rather than victimising people. Down with the sort of thing.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the kind words. DragonSlayerBTN
  • Score: 2

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