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A foxes' life on the A20

Sean Hollands, former KentCounty Constabulary Traffic patrol.
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One summer evening on the A20 near west Kingsdown, Kent, together with a colleague, whilst on main road traffic patrol, we came across an accident, in which a huge fox had come off the worst in an argument with several passing cars. Having got the traffic flowing again we were left with the poor fox, which was breathing but apparently unconscious,...

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The American Legal System

Paul Thompson
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This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire....

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Sudden death.....

John (Met)
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Funniest blooper I've ever heard in my 23 years in the Met so far was when a probationer PC attended a 'sudden death' in a flat in Whitechapel, East London. The probationer was unsure of what to do and so called the section sergeant down. The sergeant duly walked into the flat where the young PC was standing and said to the PC " find some air...

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MISPER with the Candelabra

Insp Nick Owen - Cleveland Police
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During a recent missing from home enquiry in Redcar in Cleveland a lady was reported missing and was last seen heading towards local marsh land by a concerned witness....

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Force hoping to flog dealer's Bentley on eBay

With a starting bid of £34,000 and one day to go, the vehicle is yet to attract any bids.

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Ex-police dog employed to sniff out 'fatbergs'

A retired police dog has been employed by Southern Water to curb the 17,000 blockages caused by build ups of fat each year.

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On a More Serious Note

IPCC 'underspending' money on extra investigators

Chief executive's report reveals major concern over level of underspend in getting new people into the organisation as questions are raised over capacity for independent investigations.

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'Remarkable' success of scrapping targets highlighted

Change implemented at force after quality of service was said to be hindered, but staff association president warns of generation of leaders who only know how to manage using data.

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Missing persons research 'crucial for resolving cases quickly'

Interviews with located missing adults reveals key traits that could prove crucial for early stages of investigation and focus resources.

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