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Force releases 'fancy dress crime' incidents

A drunken Jesus, a Sherlock Holmes attempting to do a runner from a bar and a fight involving a gang of strange characters make up the 31 reports over the last 18 months. • A recent spate in fancy dress related incidents has prompted a force to remind the public that wearing different or fancy clothes doesn't place you "above the law"

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'Ghost' caught on police station CCTV

'Ghost' caught on police station CCTV

Officers examine a supernatural case of trespassing at their station... • Police in New Mexico are investigating a suspected case of trespassing at their station - by a possible ghost. Surveillance footage captured a spectral figure moving through the building. The translucent shape appears to walk through a chain-link fence and

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Dedicated street cleaner 'tidies up' crime scene

Dedicated street cleaner 'tidies up' crime scene

Refuse collector passed under a police cordon and set to work before being noticed by an officer. • A police officer had to interrupt the efforts of an enthusiastic street cleaner after she went behind a cordon and began causally cleaning a crime scene. The woman carried her dust cart under the tape that displayed the words 'Police Inne

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Arrest after opium addition 'made noodles more-ish'

Arrest after opium addition 'made noodles more-ish'

Officers detain shop owner for allegedly adding poppy buds to his food. • Police in China arrested a noodle shop owner who allegedly added opium poppy buds to his food to make it addictive. The man was held for questioning and police say he admitted buying 2kg of poppy buds for the equivalent of £60. He allegedly added it di

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999 emergency: 'I've been kicked out the pub'

999 emergency: 'I've been kicked out the pub'

As force's Twitter-thon aimed to reveal the extent of drink related incidents on a typical Saturday night we found that not all them were serious. • The figures for crimes associated with the consumption of alcohol are well documented, but in a recent social experiment conducted by one force, the level of booze-induced stupidity was revealed as

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