So many of you have commented on my previous post, advising me to report it to the police, that I have taken your advice and done just that. I found the number for the local police on the internet and called and reported the incident with as much detail about the man as possible; their advice, if something like this were to happen again, I should call 999. I must admit I was a bit surprised, I thought 999 was about life or death emergencies not a foul mouthed rant on the tow path. However, should I find myself in a similar situation, 999 it will be.
When to call 999
If there is a crime in progress or an immediate threat to life or property or immediate fear of violence.