The event started in the early 1800s and sees competitors chasing the massive 1ft diameter cheese down the 200-yard Cooper\’s Hill near Brockworth, Gloucestershire, as they race to reach the bottom first.
Farmer Diana Smart, 86, has been making her handmade cheese for the downhill run for a quarter of a century and it is something, she said, that brought her \’such joy\’.
This year, however, Mrs Smart, who has provided the large piece of cheese since 1988, has now been warned off doing so after a visit by police.
Three officers visited her farm and told her not to donate five 8lb wheels of her cheese in a bid to prevent the \”dangerous\” event.
Mrs Smart said the \”heavy handed\” police visited her home last week and told in a \”threatening\” manner she would be responsible for any injuries caused – and so has pulled out.
Death is the only solution here. Up against the wall, a final cigarette and bang.