SUN astrologer Mystic Meg was given use of a CVT6000 police water cannon in 2007, it has emerged.
The bob-haired soothsayer was handed the keys to the 25,000-litre Croatian vehicle as part of her ongoing war with the Daily Mirror’s Psychic Sally after the pair fell out over an ebay auction of Aleister Crowley’s goat harness.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We routinely find foster homes for our retired water cannons.
“Ms Meg very kindly gave star chart readings for everyone above the rank of chief inspector, as well as offering predictions as to when we’d next bother to pursue a rape case.
“The vehicle was returned in excellent condition and she’d even refilled the tank with water she said was from a mystical spring that would turn rioters into bats.”
The arrangement was one of many between the Met and News International, with ‘Bizarre’ editor Gordon Smart being loaned the Territorial Support Group which he and George Osborne would then ride around the Chilterns on a Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, agony aunt Deidre Saunders had regular access to surveillance helicopters and night vision goggles and financial columnist Captain Crunch was given a special badge so he could stop and search large breasted women.
The water cannon died of natural causes in 2009, which Labour MP Tom Watson described as ‘very suspicious’.