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Police searching for inflatable dog poo

Town now facing a bill of more than 2,000 euros after giant turd stolen. • A town in Spain is facing an unexpected bill after thieves apparently made off with a giant dog poo being used as part of a local campaign. Torrelodones, a municipality just outside Madrid, is 2,400 euros (2,726 dollars; £1,885) out of pocket after the three-

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'Rich kid' apologises after arrogant remark to officers

'Rich kid' apologises after arrogant remark to officers

Police pulled him over in £550,000 Lamborghini. • One of the ‘Rich Kids of Instagram’ has apologised after telling police his shoes are worth more than they earn. ‘Lord Aleem’ Iqbal levelled the insult at the officers after they pulled him over in his new £550,000 Lamborghini in Birmingham city centre

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Couple call police after being held hostage by pet cat

Couple call police after being held hostage by pet cat

Feline 'went crazy' and trapped family in their own home. • A couple contacted the police claiming they were being held hostage by their pet cat. On a recording of the 911 call, made on June 17, a woman can be heard telling call handlers they had been trapped by the feline. “This is going to sound like a strange question, but

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Police warning over theft of sand from beach

Police warning over theft of sand from beach

Crimean authorities are concerned about the criminals. • Thieves in Crimea have been warned that they could be jailed if they are caught stealing sand from beaches. The BBC

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Rubber duck race halted by Old Bill

Rubber duck race halted by Old Bill

Event had to be cut short after a few races. • Chaos descended on a tranquil Cotswolds village at the weekend when police were called to complaints about a charity rubber duck race. Fundraisers for a voluntary organisation which arranges free motorcycle deliveries of blood and medical supplies to hospitals were holding their annual rubber d

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