A vanload of Polynesians, you say? I do believe that a vanload is the collective noun/SI unit for Polynesians. As Jo says, that's quite the provocation. But I'm less concerned with the man's defence than I am with the Herald journalist, Andrew Koubaridis - possibly a Greek! - being quite happy to mention that this group of people not even materially involved in the crime were Polynesian.
"The court heard Davis armed himself with a knife after a vanload of Polynesians turned up uninvited to a party he was attending in London St, Herne Bay.
He went to confront them and they left without any trouble, but instead of putting the knife back in the kitchen Davis put it in his pocket."
That's right - my main concern is that we're not told which Polynesian island they are from. If they were white, you could bet your bottom dollar that we'd be told if they were Irish, of Scots descent, or mainly English. But because of the liberal media, I don't know if this vanload were Samoan, Tongan or miscellaneous. It's PC gone mad, I tells ya!
Also: Nanny state.