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Upside down uniform 'will boost morale'

Officers in Hampshire received faulty garments but wore them to make their colleagues laugh. • Officers who were sent uniforms with the word "POLICE" written upside down have decided to keep wearing their shirts in the hope it will boost morale. A manufacturing mistake means some Hampshire officers were given shirts with the wo

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Charity campaign to re-stock canteens with forks underway

Charity campaign to re-stock canteens with forks underway

As one constable is caught eating a kebab with teaspoon, a police community site calls on the upper echelons of the police service to take action. • Senior officers up and down the country are being encouraged to back a campaign to re-stock police station canteens with forks. Owing to the mysterious disappearance of the implements - which w

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'Anti-pee' paint proposed for use in Manchester

'Anti-pee' paint proposed for use in Manchester

Those who wee in the street in the city and escape being fined could now end up with very wet feet. • Paint which repels liquids is being trialled to combat men who publicly urinate in Manchester's city centre. When painted on a wall, the "anti-pee" paint supposedly causes the urine to be reflected back onto the street-piddler

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Prolific burglar leaves charge sheet at scene

Prolific burglar leaves charge sheet at scene

Ricky Woolaston later admitted four other burglaries carried out at premises owned by the University of Birmingham. • Detectives in Birmingham had it easy after a prolific burglar left a police charge sheet at the scene of a break in. When attempting a burglary at Birmingham Universty's Bioscience department, Ricky Woolaston (pictured)

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Officer shows off skills before FA cup game

Officer shows off skills before FA cup game

Keepie-uppie kids impressed to see police fancy footwork in advance of Aston Villa v Liverpool game. • This police officer put some of the football produced during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool to shame with this dazzling display of skills. There was nothing Villainy about the moment a PC on duty at the Wemble

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