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Crash, bang, wallop - what a video

Motorists filmed crash in view of the police. • Cambridgeshire Police will prosecute 15 people for using their mobile phones while behind the wheel - directly in front of police officers attending a road accident. A force spokesman confirmed the motorists would be charged with driving while using a mobile phone, careless driving

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Man nicked for driving to police station while disqualified

Man nicked for driving to police station while disqualified

The unnamed man went to the station to report his neighbours and ended up being arrested. • A man who drove to a police station to report his nuisance neighbours was arrested when it was found he had driven there while disqualified from driving. The man, who is not being named, walked into Trowbridge Police Station in Wiltshire last we

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New dogs shown off at gay festival

New dogs shown off at gay festival

A fresh batch of canines were taken out to a carnival to prepare them for life on the frontline. • A force's fluffy faced new recruits have made their debut at Birmingham's gay pride festival. Nope they haven't introduced their own line of hipster cops, but instead took their latest intake of police dogs for a day out to prepar

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Bad spelling catches fraudster out

Bad spelling catches fraudster out

A man was caught red handed committing fraud offences thanks to his bad spelling. • Learning how to spell is more important than many think... as one criminal found out. Aaron Seddon, 26, of Salford was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison last week for defrauding victims he befriended via online dating sites. Greater

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Candles for Bessie

Candles for Bessie

A community will honour a cow shot by police this week. • A candlelit vigil will be held for ‘Bessie’ the cow shot dead by police on Sunday in Wallsend. The cow, nicknamed Bessie by the local community, was part of a trio that escaped from the Rising Sun Country Park in North Tyneside. Residents have expressed their bee

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